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(Leslie Patricelli Board Books)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  2,522 ratings  ·  160 reviews
A new toddler title charts a crucial achievement.

There comes a point in a toddler’s life when going in one’s diaper is only one possible option, and the question must be raised: Should I go in my potty? With pitch-perfect humor and pacing, Leslie Patricelli follows the inner dialogue (sure to have little ones shouting responses) and hilarious actions of everyone’s favorit
Board book, 28 pages
Published September 14th 2010 by Candlewick Press (first published 2010)
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Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
We loved this one for potty training. Have read it so many times. Used it on all 3 kids, eldest being 9 now. They were all potty trained before turning 2 and this book helped out.

Fun book. Cute pictures
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
We have read this a million times since this summer. G loves all the books by this author that he has read and this is his all-time favorite potty book. It's important to have a favorite potty book! He gets very invested in the protagonist baby's adventures figuring out whether or not to use his potty, and when he finally does, G gets super excited and yells YAY while clapping enthusiastically. It helps that that page has stars (he loves stars) all over it and it says "I DID IT!" which is one of ...more
Cute book that I hope will help come potty training time.

Read for the first time in a year:
January 26, 2021
Dave Carden
Sep 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Highly recommend. It’s the first book my daughter read out loud on her own...while sitting on the potty.
Dec 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A favorite in our house!
Trevor Lalish-menagh
Aug 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
My son loves to read this on the potty. Great for toilet training.
Nov 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Words cannot express how phenomenal this masterpiece is. The most exquisite works of literature pale in comparison to "Potty". Everything in this book-from its name to the illustration, "Potty" is truly brilliant. ...more
Nov 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Well written, entertaining, and comedy gold, this masterpiece is bound to bring joy to people of all ages!
Jul 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
Holly Ducarte
Jan 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
An extremely helpful and adorable book when my daughter was potty training. Cute illustrations.
Ashlynn Green
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is fantastic, especially when paired with the YouTube Video of it. It really helps bring the story to life.

The simplistic text allows even my four year old to retell the story to my 2 year old.
cesar o guerra
Jun 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Simple and short

Simple and short book for toddlers. It was priced right at free so I can't complain. I would recommend this for toddlers
Stephanie Middleton
Jan 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Patricelli's books are so darn cute. Elliott just LOVES the baby featured in many of her colorful board books, probably because of his adorable mug and because she can relate so well to his antics. This is the one potty book she has really fallen in love with, and makes us read again and again while she sits there so cute on her OWN potty. In fact, we were reading this one that one amazing day when she - just like the character she loves - actually peed in her little toilet! ...more
Apr 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Potty training toddlers
Recommended to Milo by: Mama bought it for me for potty training
I think this book is FUNNY. When I choose this book from the shelf, I love to look at the page where the little kid says, "Bye, bye diaper." I ask my Mama and Papa, "Why does he say, 'bye-bye' to his diaper?" Then I start to laugh and laugh. I also like to sit with this book when I am on my potty chair. It has a great balance of text to picture ratio for a toddler. I love the simplistic drawings. Most of all, I am so excited that the kid in the story goes potty and everyone celebrates. ...more
Sep 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Mommy only reads this to me while I'm sitting on my toilet, because it's a special book about learning to use the toilet. If I go to the toilet without it, I always get up and run around and find it and then come back, because I like to read it. Did you know the baby in the story is also reading a book about pottying while the baby tries to potty? ...more
(mostly giggling)

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"Undies!" ...more
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: asher
Note we are NOT actively potty training and probably won’t (unless we end up in one of those “school requires it” situations), as we’re trying to wait for our son to be ready when he’s ready. We’re just introducing the concept.

Overall: adorable; great illustrations; handles the concept well. And, I mean, c’mon, who wouldn’t love the “tinkle, tinkle, toot” page!?

The book’s main theme is behavior modification (potty training), but it treats it pretty respectfully. No one coerces baby to use the po
Alex Fyffe
May 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
The author knows her audience well. Our daughter can't stop flipping through this one, and she squeals every time we imitate the pee-pee dance sound effects. The first night it arrived, she made her mommy read it to her eight times in a row, and she laughed with delight every single time. Whether or not it will benefit her as she is beginning to explore the real-world potty remains to be seen, but it certainly can't hurt, and her absolute joy in reading the book, even flipping through it by hers ...more
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a very short book about potty training. I love that it has a lot of pictures. The baby is trying to figure out where he should go to bathroom at because he doesn’t want to go in his diaper. Finally, he figures out where to go and is able to use his potty. I like that there aren’t very many word on the pages. My 10 month old is more interested in flipping the pages in books right now, so it’s nice to not have to read extremely fast before I have the page flipped on me.
Katie Conley
Mar 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing for younger kids ages 2-3. This helps the younger kids get interested in using the toilet on their own. This book is very simple and have good visual pictures. The children at my work love it and want it to be read to them 2-6 times. You can add your own words and ask the kids question while reading the book including like where does the dog go potty and should you go potty in your diaper? It's simple but you can celebrate learning to go potty as shown in the book. ...more
Jul 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Our son loves Leslie Patricelli books. He does like Toot a little bit more than Potty. However, once he starts potty training, this one may be more beneficial. Super cute. Our LO cheers on the second to last page when the baby is successful using his chair, and when he gets his undies on the last page.
Annie Hermsen
Sep 25, 2017 rated it liked it
I enjoy this book a lot because its a book to have for a tool. I remember reading this book to my kids in my classroom and to help them learn a lesson. This book would be a great book to use for a lesson especially with a younger group.
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Leslie Patricelli's books are beloved by toddlers. My grands want to read this one over and over because the humor and endearing illustrations help them see themselves. This particular story assists with toilet training as toddlers view the hardships and rewards of using a toilet. ...more
Lee Ann
Feb 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
This was a cute and fun and goofy board book, perfect for the process of potty training. It's guaranteed to get a couple of giggles, and the artwork is simple and bright and matches the overall tone of the book, with funny facial expressions. 4/5 stars. ...more
Yasmeen 2015
Feb 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
My daughter which I'm writing this review in her behalf was two years old when she started reading this book, she liked it a lot and it did help her during her first steps in potty learning. One point was confusing to her is that she adore dogs so much and she wanted doggy to potty like her. ...more
Emerald Green
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’m still not quite going to the potty, but I love to read about it! I know this book by heart and love to read it over and over again. Mommy even got me the little bald baby doll to hug while reading.
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tjs-reads, our-books
I love Patricelli's art style. This cute baby decides he doesn't want to go in his diaper anymore. We had a really rough time with potty training TJ, and I don't know if this book helped in any practical way (the baby has way more patience than TJ ever did) but it's still a fun one. ...more
Jes Hancock
Apr 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids
I really like this book! I live the simplicity of the illustrations and words. I feel like it makes using the potty easy to understand. We're about to start potty training with our son and I'm hoping this book will be an asset. ...more
Jan 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: avy-books
This book was so helpful when starting potty training. The only potty book that kept my kids interested and wanting to use the potty like the baby!
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Leslie Patricelli is the American writer and illustrator of the best selling line of toddler books, starring her inimitable Baby character, including Potty, Toot, Yummy Yucky, Big Little, and Hair. She has more than 30 books for children, including her preschool books, Higher! Higher! (a Boston Globe Book Honor Award winner), Be Quiet, Mike!, Faster! Faster! and The Patterson Puppies and the Midni ...more

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