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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 favorite Baby, winding up with an over-the-top look of surprise and delight that will have both parents and offspring laughing out loud. "I did it!"

28 pages, Board book

First published January 1, 2010

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Leslie Patricelli

65 books222 followers
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 Midnight Monster Party; as well as a middle-grade novel, The Rizzlerunk Club: Best Buds Under Frogs, published in 2018. Leslie Patricelli grew up in Issaquah, Washington close to Pine Lake. Leslie Patricelli majored in Communications at the University of Washington and took classes at the School of Visual Concepts in Seattle. Leslie Patricelli created and animated Rover the Dog for Windows XP help installed on more than 60 million computers worldwide.

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803 reviews
December 9, 2019
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
Profile Image for Marieke.
333 reviews189 followers
January 1, 2017
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 G's favorite announcements, potty or not. Oops, is that a spoiler? Sorry. We definitely recommend this one to all babies becoming interested in potties.
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48 reviews2 followers
September 21, 2020
Highly recommend. It’s the first book my daughter read out loud on her own...while sitting on the potty.
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510 reviews34 followers
September 21, 2021
Rowan likes this book way more than he likes potty training. And I'm with him on that position. Who knows if we'll survive potty training, but at least we enjoyed this book along the way.
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136 reviews9 followers
January 29, 2011
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!
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20 reviews
October 29, 2018
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.
November 27, 2020
Well written, entertaining, and comedy gold, this masterpiece is bound to bring joy to people of all ages!
3 reviews1 follower
February 5, 2023
“Tinkle, tinkle, toot.” Can’t get enough of that line, same with my toddler.
June 27, 2017
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
Profile Image for Alex Fyffe.
365 reviews39 followers
May 11, 2020
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 herself several times in the days since it came in, merits full marks on her behalf.
242 reviews
December 23, 2012
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.
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731 reviews34 followers
January 11, 2020
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.
4 reviews
March 6, 2021
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.
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85 reviews
October 1, 2014
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?
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159 reviews
February 8, 2020
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.
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135 reviews5 followers
April 13, 2020
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.
4 reviews
November 27, 2020
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.
June 4, 2021
Perfect for my 20 month old

This book is a good preparation book to get my little one excited about using the potty. It’s not as detailed as some of the potty books out there but it’s worth having in our library.
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400 reviews2 followers
August 9, 2021
An above average, gender neutral potty book. The story is simple and the illustrations colorful but sparse. Potty-training books hit the same beats but some are often too cloying or Too Much but this one strikes a nice balance.
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1,498 reviews47 followers
November 7, 2021
Much more engaging than "No No Yes Yes", and has a plot that toddler can follow. Haven't really started potty training yet but he was very interested in the pictures and listened to the story, so I hope it helps him!
Profile Image for Nancy Messina.
563 reviews
January 10, 2022
The whole family loved this one. It was simple and to the point. I laughed and both kids enjoyed seeing the dog and cat methods. My son is toilet training and he already understood the basics, but this book shows that he gets to make the choice of where to go.
Profile Image for Olivestein.
8 reviews
January 11, 2022
i absolutely loved this book!!!! tho i am 15 it helped me use the potty in my darkest nights, and i find it very encouraging for anyone who uses the potty (like me):). i would DEFFINETLY recommend reading this book!!!
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