Ferdinand Uses the Potty: Overcoming Bed-Wetting Fears

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Ferdinand the Frog awakens one night to a very damp realization. Something doesn't feel right in his bed at all! What can the little guy do to fix the situation?

Luckily for Ferdinand, he has a friend who has experienced the same thing. Ferdinand learns that potty training is all about confidence. There seems to be one huge obstacle, however. Ferdinand is afraid of the sound the toilet makes when it's flushed.

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Overview

Ferdinand the Frog awakens one night to a very damp realization. Something doesn't feel right in his bed at all! What can the little guy do to fix the situation?

Luckily for Ferdinand, he has a friend who has experienced the same thing. Ferdinand learns that potty training is all about confidence. There seems to be one huge obstacle, however. Ferdinand is afraid of the sound the toilet makes when it's flushed.

In Ferdinand Uses the Potty, by Jay Tucker, our yellow frog friend faces his fear and he will encourage your child to do the same! Ferdinand Uses the Potty is wonderfully illustrated by award winning artist, D.E. West.

Why parents need Ferdinand Uses the Potty

  • Punishment doesn't work, encouragement does work
  • Straightforward potty training advice written in a fun format
  • Ferdinand's story will encourage your child to face his or her potty training fears head-on.
  • Help develop your child's love for literacy with rhyme while he or she learns one of life's most important early skills

Acclaim for Ferdinand Uses the Potty

"Ferdinand Uses the Potty is a book that gives a fresh and humorous look at the topic of potty training for young children. Children will enjoy learning that their thoughts and feelings about becoming a 'big kid' are normal and real. Parents and children alike will delight in the amusing dialog between Ferdinand and his friend. This book will give parents the opportunity to laugh with their child and discuss how their child can become 'toilet ready' by listening to their mind and body."

--Allison Zaddach, M.E., Reading Education and educator of primary aged children

"As a clinical psychologist who works with children, I often encounter young people who struggle with the normal fears concerning toileting. Ferdinand Uses the Potty is a delightful tale that will entertain while helping children to feel more comfortable about potty training."

--Dr. Shari Chrovian, Licensed Psychologist

"A wee lil' lesson that's delightful, thoughtful, and enjoyable for both adults and kids."

-- Su Chin, co-founder of Mom Reviewers and editor of Parents Review

Learn more about Ferdie at www.FerdieTheFrog.com

From the Growing with Love series at Loving Healing Press www.LovingHealing.com

JUV039170 Juvenile Fiction : Health & Daily Living - Toilet Training

FAM044000 Family & Relationships : Toilet Training

JUV002120 Juvenile Fiction : Animals - Frogs & Toads

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932690828
  • Publisher: Loving Healing Press
  • Publication date: 10/13/2009
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.06 (d)

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  • Posted July 21, 2012

    Ferdinand Uses The Potty is about a little yellow frog who wets

    Ferdinand Uses The Potty is about a little yellow frog who wets the bed. Sadly, he is also afraid of the potty because it makes a horrible noise. Ferdinand has a really good friend, a little boy who tells him that the potty is nothing to be afraid of. Ferdinand thinks he can just not go potty, but soon learns that it is something we all have to do. Ferdinand faces his fear so that he doesn't make wet spots in the bed or on the floor.

    My little guy is only 22 months, so he doesn't really understand all that Ferdinand Uses The Potty is about, but he does know what the potty is and what it does. What I do is read him the story while he sits on his potty before bed. The really great part about this is that he loves being read to, so it excites him and he forgets it is almost bedtime. The Prince also loves animals, so seeing the happy yellow frog makes him so giddy, he just laughs all the way through it.

    Whether you are still working on potty training, have hit a snag in the process, or will be potty training in the future, I urge you to get a copy of this book. It will be a great addition to your children's library.

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  • Posted April 18, 2010

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    Book for older children, not meant for potty training purposes.

    Ferdinand wakes up wet and confused and does not understand! Was there a leak in the plumbing or the roof? Was it raining inside?? Soon Ferdinand realizes that there was not a leak, but that he had wet the bed. The book continues into a cute story with a fresh approach to the subject of bed wetting after potty training. This book has a fun interactive approach to teaching kids one of the easiest ways to not have accidents at night.

    This book is not for younger children who are learning to use the potty. The title is somewhat misleading. I originally chose this book because I thought it would help my two year old with potty training. She would not even sit to read the book. There is a lack of pictures on many pages and the wording is geared towards older children. The book did not address the concepts of how to use the potty, why to use the potty or what the toilet is for. It is geared towards children who already understand those concepts.

    Ferdinand uses the potty is an adorable, colorful book for older children who are already potty trained. It approaches the problem of bed wetting and some of the fears of using the potty. For example, Ferdinand is able to stop wetting the bed as often because he is uses the potty more frequently during the day. Ferdinand has a fear of the sound the toilet makes but learns that it is not scary and it helps him stay dry at night. My four year old daughter who is potty trained like the book and asked questions about Ferdinand, but she has been potty trained for almost 2 years now.

    I recommend this book to parents whose children can use the potty, but may have some apprehensiveness still. It is a cute, easy to read book that helps parents and children connect during a difficult process that can be confusing and frustrating at times.

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  • Posted March 27, 2010

    Good resource to help parents in potty training their children

    What is one of the most difficult things to teach young children? A poll of parents would probably find that "potty training" is the answer of a large number. There are many different theories of toilet training, but whatever method you use, this book is intended to prepare both parents and children in facing the obstacles that potty training may bring. Author, Jay Tucker uses humorous rhyming text to tell about a frog named Ferdinand who wakes up one night to find that he has wet his bed but is afraid to use the toilet because of the flushing sound that it makes. In fact, Ferdinand is scared of the noise so much that he tries his best not to go to the potty all! However, one day a friend helps him bravely to face the flushing toilet.
    Ferdinand Uses the Potty is a great resource for preschoolers and parents alike. Ferdinand's bravery will gently encourage children to be confident in dealing with their own potty training fears. In addition, it will provide parents with a useful aid in giving children the assistance needed to overcome the challenges of potty training. Illustrator D. E. West is a former production artist for Hallmark Cards. His colorful and entertaining drawings will surely present opportunities for laughter between a parent and child as the book is being read loud. Coloring book sheets and other related fun activities can be found at the book's website. What a delightful way to turn something that could be a source of great drudgery and even conflict into a true learning experience!

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  • Posted February 28, 2010

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    Praise for Potty Training

    Ferdinand Uses the Potty
    Written by Jay Tucker and Illustrated by D.E. West

    Ferdinand Uses the Potty is an endearingly cute children's book that uses rhythm and rhyme to tell the story of Ferdinand, a hip little yellow frog that experiences a great fret when he wakes up and find that his bed is all wet. He shares his experience with his good friend. His friend reassures him that many other little boys go through the same thing and that it is a natural thing. Ferdinand confesses that he does not know what to do and that there is ONE thing that he is scared of! To find out what Ferdinand is afraid of and how he and his friend solve the problem, you will have to read this book!

    The purpose of this book is to open communication between the child and the parent (or reader) about the mishaps of bed-wetting and overcoming the fears that many children possesses about using the potty. While I believe that this book will encourage many children just beginning the journey of toilet training, I firmly believe that this book will be even more beneficial to those children that have passed the initial potty training stage. This book will speak volumes to a child who has begun elementary school that still has challenges when it comes to potty training.

    The message and content is clear: confidence. Children will enjoy reading this book over and over again as they listen to the rhythm of the dialog in this colorful, well illustrated tale of two friends that share and reason together.

    I also believe that this book reminds parents of the importance of praise and testimony when it comes to lovingly encouraging a child to receive a positive outcome.

    This book would make a great gift to a child beginning to potty train. Although it is not a hard back book, the cover is pretty sturdy and can be kept "like new" with adult supervision. The pictures are bright and full of color and illustrate the conversation well enough for a child to understand the meaning by just viewing the pictures. I highly recommend this book. I give it 5 stars!

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  • Posted December 9, 2009

    Ferdinand

    Written in fun rhyme by author, Jay Tucker, Ferdinand Uses the Potty is about a frog named Ferdinand who wets his bed and is scared of the flushing sound the toilet makes. Ferdinand hates the sound so much he tries his hardest to not go to the potty all! Until one day with help from a friend, Ferdinand bravely faces the flushing toilet.

    Ferdinand Uses the Potty is a good book for preschoolers and parents alike. Ferdinand's bravery will encourage a child to confidently face his or her own potty training fears. For parents,
    Ferdinand Uses the Potty will assist in giving children the encouragement needed to overcome the challenges of potty training.

    The illustrations in Ferdinand Uses the Potty are done by D.E. West who was a former production artist for Hallmark Cards. The colorful and entertaining illustrations are sure to provide the opportunity for laughter between parents and children as they face the obstacles that potty training may bring.

    Children can find color book sheets and other fun continuing activities at www.FerdieTheFrog.com.

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  • Posted December 2, 2009

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    cute rhyming book for the child afraid of the toilet

    This is a cute book written in rhyme about Ferdinand, a froggy who is afraid to use the potty because of the sound the toilet makes when it is flushed. He wakes up one night to discover he has wet his bed. A friend reassures him that it doesn't mean he is bad. He just needs to learn to listen to his body and go to the toilet after every meal.

    This is not a typical potty training book. From the vocabulary and situation of the story, I would say this book is particularly suitable for older kids who've mastered using the kid potty but are still afraid of using the big toilet once they're out of diapers. I do not feel that this book is for potty training 18 months to 3 year-old children as it doesn't outline the progression or transition from diapers to underwear and the full use of using the toilet, including using toilet paper and washing hands, etc. Actually it was my 8 year-old daughter who pointed this out to me. Furthermore, Ferdinand consults a friend and there is no mention of parents in the story. At this developmental stage, children who are being potty trained do not consult friends and their world revolves around their parents, which is why I think it more suited to the older child who is experiencing difficulty in using the toilet.

    The illustrations in this book are bright and fun, and I would have liked to see one for every page spread. In this age group, children learn just as much from the illustrations as the text. Overall, it's a charming book that can help a child face his fear of the big toilet and its "whooshing" sound.

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