Book Review | Potty

Title: Potty (Leslie Patricelli board books)

Author: Leslie Patricelli

My Review:

It’s only appropriate that I write this review today, because today something totally awesome happened in Zoe’s life: she put her pee in the potty for the very first time ever!

I was very interested in Potty by Leslie Patricelli because at the time I was looking for books and toys to get Zoe excited about starting potty training. Overall, potty training has been a hair-pulling experience for me, and because there is no instant gratification I’ve given up on it several times.

The day that Potty came in the mail, I immediately gave the square board book to Zoe so that she could start turning the pages and looking at all of the pictures. The illustrations are very basic, but she loves the little baby and looking at the page that has all his various colors of underwear and all their distinct patterns.

Although she would much rather look at the book on her own, we were able to get it away from her and sit her down long enough so that she could hear the story about the little boy and how he went on the potty for the very first time. We put a lot of animation and emotion into it when we read it to her. In fact, this is the book that she looks at the most on her own.

Zoe has even learned some very basic words associated with going potty, such as “tinkle” and “toot” and loves saying them out loud. This is one of the cutest books I think I have ever seen that is about using the potty. Reading it to your child and then discussing how mommies, daddies, doggies, kitties, and yes, even babies, each have their own potty to use may just encourage your child that he or she is ready to give it a try.

*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*


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