by Leslie Patricelli

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A new toddler title charts a crucial achievement. (Ages 1-3)

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!"

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763660260
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 11/15/2011
Series: Leslie Patricelli Board Books Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 268,242
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 1 - 3 Years

About the Author

Leslie Patricelli is the creator of a series of best-selling board books starring her adorable bald baby. She is also the author-illustrator of two picture books about the Patterson Puppies as well as Higher! Higher!, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor winner. She lives in Ketchum, Idaho.

“My Grandma was a pastel artist and, for as long as I can remember, an artist is what I wanted to be too,” says children’s author and illustrator Leslie Patricelli. “My hobby as a kid was drawing cartoons and writing stories, and I started to consider a career in art in seventh grade. When the multiple choice career test I took resulted in a recommendation that I pursue a career in forestry, I went back and changed all my answers, so that it recommended instead that I pursue graphic design since they didn’t have children’s book writer or cartoonist on the list.”

Today, Leslie Patricelli’s legions of fans are evidence that career tests are not always reliable. Her colorful board books about opposites —Yummy Yucky, Big Little, Quiet Loud, and No No Yes Yes —follow a diapered protagonist as he discovers some curious contradictions, such as “ladies are big” while “ladybugs are little.” Her inspiration for the series came from her son Beck who, at one year old, “was constantly putting everything into his mouth.” Says the author, “I found myself saying ‘Yummy!’ and ‘Yucky!’ all the time. I began to draw a baby dramatically expressing his taste or distaste for the things he was eating. The idea of Yummy Yucky was born!”

Leslie Patricelli’s baby board books also include Potty, Tubby, Tickle, Toot, Binky, and Blankie, which play up scenarios near and dear to every toddler’s heart with the artist’s humorous, bold graphic style. Here again, the author-illustrator drew on her parenting experiences. “During our years of early child-rearing, my husband and I have spent countless frantic hours looking for Binky. Usually the search is tense, as it typically begins when our toddler wants her binky NOW! I found myself thinking how funny it must look to our kids to see us on our hands and knees, digging around the house. As for Blankie, this book was created as an ode to that beloved item.”

Baby also stars in a series of holiday board books: Boo! (Halloween); Fa La La (Christmas); and Huggy Kissy (Valentine’s Day); and Hop! Hop! (Easter).

Leslie Patricelli is also the author-illustrator of several other picture books, including
Higher! Higher!, a Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards Honor Book, and the Patterson Puppies series.

She lives in Idaho with her husband, Jason, her two daughters, Tia and Tatum, Leslie’s son, Beck (who is studying jazz in New York City, but still has a bedroom), a dog named Shep, three cats named Oreo, Kiki and Red Devil, and a leopard gecko named Bananaz.

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Potty 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this book! I read it to my son before bed every night.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Simple and to the point keeps toddlers entertained with simple words and pics. it made me laugh and my daughter loves it!
Our_Family_Reads More than 1 year ago
She wants me to read it over and over to her. We are just learning about going to the potty. She cheers and laughs. It's a really fun read.
BlondeDivaLady More than 1 year ago
A great book for both child and parent. It is short, and to the point!Simple positive learning.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was hoping to find a book that is encouraging to children that are struggling with potty training, but this is a vague introduction to very small children to help them understand what a potty is and is used for. I would say for the 1-2 year old range. 2 1/2 and up struggling will really need something else imo.
Nanaof4 More than 1 year ago
I purchased two of these books. One for my granddaughter who is 21 months (with a 9 month old sister) which is part of the reason she is not potty trained yet, and the other one for my 18 month old grandson. I mailed the book to my grandson, so not sure what he thought of the book yet. But I gave my granddaughter her "Potty" book and she loved it. While I was there visiting she had her mother read it to her several times and she would also pick it up and call out pictures in the book. I think it intriqued her and there was more talk about going to the "potty", so time will tell.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my 3 yr old grand son who is on the potty training mission. It is always ok, tomorrow. I thought the book might help him especially when it talked about the dog and cat. I thought he might relate to that. We will see.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is one of our son's favorites. He started saying 'I did it!' after every time he went potty shortly after we started reading this book. We have several of L. Patricelli's books, and enjoy them all. This one is particularly cleverly written, and has us laughing every time we read it, which is a lot these days.
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Its good for my daughter its very short
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