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How to Pee: Potty Training for Boys

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Out with the old and in with the new! Family physician Dr. Todd Spector presents a fresh and outrageously fun way to encourage little boys to give up their diapers. They can try it freestyle (in the backyard!), or give the potty a try with the help of a few props and plenty of imagination. Peeing in the potty is a lot more fun if you do it rocket style, cowboy style, or su ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published April 14th 2015 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Ashley Hutto
Apr 21, 2015 rated it liked it
I can't tell if it's whimsical and fun... or if it's terrible advice that I don't like. I think I'll have to get back to you? ...more
Sandy
Apr 29, 2015 rated it it was ok
I don't know what to say about this book. It was kind of weird. I potty trained 2 boys and never had to come up with anything special to get them to pee in the potty. Maybe I was lucky, I don't know. I'm glad this worked for the good doctor/author but most people would have a problem telling kids to pee outside. Even if it's in their own backyards. And then there was the one "style" outside where the kid would carve out a river and he would pee in it to make the river flow!? Well, the doctor and ...more
Cara
Apr 16, 2015 rated it it was ok
What the what?! I don't have kids, so maybe this is normal, but I strongly suspect that this method of potty training would have pee everywhere! ...more
Kimberly
Aug 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
I thought this book was hilarious! My coworkers got a kick out of it as well. It's definitely not for everyone, but for parents who are okay with adding a little silliness into their toilet training, this book has some good ideas. If you do have a little guy who is having a hard time catching on, I'd give it a look. Some of the ideas would work for girls as well--just maybe not the ones involving outdoor urination. :) I liked the note from the author at the end as well, very encouraging for pare ...more
Madison
Sep 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Potty training sucks. There is no way around it. Potty training a boy was an experience I was not quite ready for as a mother. This book helps you find new ways to creatively have fun while peeing. Try cowboy style, rocket style, or guitar style. While some of these will probably lead to more pee on the floor, the smiles and giggles might be worth it.
Full disclaimer: This book advocates peeing outside. So if you don't want to introduce that idea to your child, you might want to pass on this boo
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Rebecca Shelton
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bennett
I hate that this book has so many awful reviews! This is the one book/thing that got my son (2.5 at the time) excited to start potty training. We would read it over and over and he thought it was hilarious. He's now 3.5 and he still says "turn on the hose!!" I had no problem letting him recreate some of his favorites, and maybe we're just country hicks, but if a boy wants to go outside, just let him! There are days I wish it was that easy for me! ...more
Erica Deb
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So, so funny. I like mommy style
A Allen
Mar 30, 2019 rated it did not like it
This book is full of imaginative ways to potty, like a firefighter with a "hose" for example. But I really couldn't get into it; I especially hated "mommy style" and both of the outdoor peeing ones. Ultimately, this book is about making peeing "fun" and not at all about learning to use the potty. ...more
Allison
Jun 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: body, potty, picture-books
I can't decide if this is clever or an accident waiting to happen. . . . ...more
Holliferous
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: for-my-son
A little weird, but I could see how it'd be maybe helpful for convincing little boys to try. ...more
Lynne Marie
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
Arree Chung's art is fun. It's just an odd book and I disagree with any place, any time. ...more
Jayne Pixton
Jan 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was adorable.
Becky
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
Just as weird,somewhat amusing, and not-actually-helpful as the Girls Pee one. I'd like to know if this horrifies or amuses parents who are currently potty training. ...more
Christine Turner
Sep 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: humor, potty-training
Summary
Out with the old and in with the new! Family physician Dr. Todd Spector presents a fresh and outrageously fun way to encourage little boys to give up their diapers. They can try it freestyle (in the backyard!), or give the potty a try with the help of a few props and plenty of imagination. Peeing in the potty is a lot more fun if you do it rocket style, cowboy style, or superhero style! Inspired by Dr. Spector's own experiences potty training his son, this combination of laugh-out-loud sc
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Ro Menendez
Feb 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Kids will give the potty a try if they get to "free style" like the character in this book. The book is geared towards boys in potty training, but many of the suggestions for using the potty in a fun and efficient manner can be practiced regardless of how you potty. Bold color illustrations with caricature-like characters and step-by-step instructions make this book not only a great read for story time, but as a how-to manual as well. Each style ends in a successful use of the potty. The author ...more
Barbara
I never thought about turning potty training into a series of games, but this picture book depicts it in that way. Thus, young boys can learn how to pee like a cowboy, as astronaut or even outside in the open air. There's even a waterfall style in which the urine carves out a path in the landscape. I guess you'd need to be a guy to truly appreciate this, but many parents and youngsters will have their feelings about going to the bathroom reaffirmed in the book's pages. The acrylic paint and Phot ...more
Emily
Nov 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: parent-shelf
This is a really funny and unique book that can get boys (and girls) excited about peeing in the toilet. It depicts different styles: from mommy style, to waterfall style to cowboy style. This could get a little weird/ messy but it can also inspire imagination and excitement-- I'm torn about this book. I also wish it wasn't just for boys! ...more
The Book Box
Feb 16, 2017 added it
Shelves: library
Re-read July 2019: Mama got some potty training books from the library to share with a friend, so we read through some of them this morning. I loved all the silly ways to use the potty in this book! It made me laugh.

Originally read February 2017: Daddy read this to me the other night.
Beth Kakuma-Depew
Jun 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
A book that encourages creativity, theatrics and imagination when potty training boys. Good way for nervous new parents to add humor and fun to this sometimes stress-full stage.

Now we just need the girl version.
Christina
May 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
I thought this was a very humorous book. Could it lead to a few potty training disasters? Sure. Are there going to be disasters regardless? Yes. I think this is a cute book, and people should get a giggle out of it, which is I'm sure how it was intended. ...more
Joey Gremillion
very cute way to introduce potty training.
Carol
May 28, 2015 rated it liked it
If only I had had this book seven years ago when I was potty training my son! Full of so many fun ways to get them to go!
Jamie Boyd
Jun 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
My nephew is potty training and this book is hilarious. I think it's good to have a little humor while dealing with potty training. ...more
Ama
Sep 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A very humorous potty training book.
Brindi Michele
this is hilarious! great illustrations...must gift for birthdays :)
Erin
Jul 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
This wasn't what I expected but it was fun. I'm hoping my son will be amused and want to use the potty. We'll see. ...more
Amy Kneece
Apr 22, 2015 rated it it was ok
uuuummmmmm...bizarre.
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From Ali:
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From Dot:
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From Judy:
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From Saffron:
*****
Shira
Aug 05, 2015 added it
recommend if you want to have a good laugh. do not recommend if you are potty training your child.

ps gotta say "mommy style" was a little sexist and condescending.
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Trinity Resler
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