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POTTY ANIMALS:
What to Know When You’ve Gotta Go!
illustrated by Valeria Petrone
Sterling Children’s Books
ISBN: 978-1-4027-5996-3

 

Know any kids who are afraid to flush? Or maybe a few with really bad aim? Wish you could help them remember not to drinnk too much water before–uh-oh–naptime? Have no fear, the potty animals from Sycamore Preschool are here to help little ones everywhere be in the know when it’s time to go!

 

FOUR PAWS UP FOR POTTY ANIMALS!

 

Booklist says:
Kids will learn the rules of toilet training in this cheerful, rhyming picture book that introduces a cast of “young beasties” who make mistakes in their preschool’s potty until they realize how to handle all the aspects of hygiene, cleanliness, privacy, and finishing up (“flush and zip”)…Never intimidating, this informative, fun title, illustrated in smooth, candy-colored artwork, shows that everyone can mess up, get over it, and learn to change. © 2009

 

From School Library Journal:
There isn’t really a gross-out factor with this book—all of the behaviors and descriptions are appropriate for the audience. The funny situations will make for uproarious reading…Potty Animals is a practical yet fun addition. © 2009

 

Kirkus roars:
Amid the giggles and innocuous bathroom humor, this potty primer adeptly conveys its vital message to preschoolers. This welcome addition to the genre offers parents and teachers a playful way to address a necessary topic. © 2009

 

100 Scope Notes insists:
Potty Animals should be PreK-2nd grade required reading. And I don’t say this based solely on the information contained within, but because of the entertaining, interactive, and successful way it’s delivered…Don’t hesitate to add it to your library collection.        © 2009 Travis Jonker, 100 Scope Notes

 

EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!

 

Read  the Sterling Q & A with me about this book, tips for toilet training, and what it was like sharing a bathroom with 11 brothers and sisters!

 

GOODIES!

 

  • Download a free poster of the Potty Animals chant from the good folks at Sterling Children’s Books.
  • Motivate your critter with a Potty Progress Chart

 

PODCAST!
I had the privilege of being author-illustrator  Katie Davis’ first guest on her new blogtalkradio webshow, Brain Burps! Listen in:

 

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