My Big Boy Potty

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Overview

"What a big boy you are!"

Potty training can be fun. With warmth and sensitivity, Joanna Cole and Maxie Chambliss guide young boys though the challenges and rewards potty training—from the first steps to the joy of graduating to big boy underpants! A helpful "Note to parents" is included.

With the help of understanding parents, a young boy learns how to use his potty so he does not have to wear diapers any longer.

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Overview

"What a big boy you are!"

Potty training can be fun. With warmth and sensitivity, Joanna Cole and Maxie Chambliss guide young boys though the challenges and rewards potty training—from the first steps to the joy of graduating to big boy underpants! A helpful "Note to parents" is included.

With the help of understanding parents, a young boy learns how to use his potty so he does not have to wear diapers any longer.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-This set of gender-specific potty-training books is a cut above the rest in an already crowded field. Like Alyssa Satin Capucilli's The Potty Book for Boys and The Potty Book for Girls (both Barron's, 2000), their texts are identical, except for the gender references. "Michael is a boy just your age." "Ashley is a girl just your age." However, the direct, engaging language and questions aimed at young listeners make these titles far superior to Capucilli's singsong offerings. In both of Cole's titles, the parents buy a potty, encourage their child to use it, and eventually success is achieved. While the watercolor illustrations are not identical in the two books, they are very similar and add a cheerful, perky touch, portraying a boy/girl well into the toddler stage, surrounded by loving, smiling parents (no stress here). Cole's Your New Potty (Morrow, 1989) traces the progress of both a girl and boy, with alternating looks at each child, using photographs that, like Fred Rogers's Going to the Potty (PaperStar, 1997), give young listeners a look at other "real" children learning this momentous skill. Both Cole's older book and the newer pair include useful, clearly stated tips for parents.-Jane Marino, Scarsdale Public Library, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688170424
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 74,415
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.54 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Joanna Cole

Joanna Cole is the author of the popular Magic School Bus series, I'm a Big Brother, I'm a Big Sister, and many other award-winning books. In Asking About Sex & Growing Up, she provides a reassuring blend of practical guidance and scientific fact for the audience that needs it most.

Maxie Chambliss has illustrated several of Joanna Cole's books, including My Big Girl Potty, My Big Boy Potty, I'm a Big Sister, and I'm a Big Brother.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2001

    Big boys will think this is a whiz.

    My wife and I introduced MY BIG BOY POTTY to our 3 & 1/2 year old a week ago. He has displayed the ability to hold his urine and stool for some time, but always showed reluctance to move on to using the potty and asked for a diaper if he didn't have one on. Within two days he began talking about Michael; 'Michael (the story's main character) has potty time every day' and 'Michael wears big boy underpants.' He has sat on the potty several time and successes are becoming more frequent. We borrowed the book from our daycare's library, but purchased a copy to keep at home for our big boy to keep.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2013

    Great book. We bought this for our 2 year old boy. He has not s

    Great book.
    We bought this for our 2 year old boy. He has not showed any interest in potty training, but we thought we could start early. We bought this book and the Potty Train book. After reading this book a few times, he started to show interest. In the middle of reading the book the first time, he asked for his brown teddy bear while sitting on the potty. The 2nd time we were reading this book, he asked to sit on the potty. We are pleased with our progress in potty training so far understanding that boys generally take a longer time to get there. 

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  • Posted November 6, 2012

    Great investment!

    Bought this book for my 2 yr old son whom we are trying to potty train. He loved it, but it didn't create a fully potty trained boy overnight, which is obvious. I loved the fact that he was able to identify with the main character; he plays with toys, reads books, and wears diapers just like him. It shows where he should go to pee and poop as well as how the transition from diapers to underwear works. The only thing that is different is that in the book, Michael (the main character) is being trained in a potty not an actual toilet. We bought a potty for our son and it was a complete fail. He was more interested in the real toilet, but even with that difference in the book he gets the main idea. YOU HAVE TO STOP USING DIAPERS AND GO PEE IN A POTTY, BIG OR SMALL. I think it's a great investment as it explains every step and makes it easy for little boys to identify with Michael and promotes trying to be a big boy like him! All in all it's a GREAT BOOK!

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  • Posted September 9, 2010

    Great buy for us

    I bought this book and started reading it to my son almost everyday when he first started showing signs of potty training readiness. It's all he wanted to read for awhile. He really identified with the boy in the story (ex. has a bear, reads books, has a toy car he rides in, etc). This book helped him be more interested in using the potty.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2001

    My son enjoys listening to it and looking at the pictures;if only he followed the advice!

    my son is nearly three and enjoys reading this book. the only fault i would mention about the book is that it, like so many others, mentions a new potty. i am potty training my son on the big toilet with a seat that sits on top. would appreciate a book without a potty chair.

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