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My Big Girl Potty

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"What a big girl you are!"

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

Ashley learns to pee and poop in her potty and makes the transition from diapers to big-girl pants. Includes tips for successful potty ...

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Overview

"What a big girl you are!"

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

Ashley learns to pee and poop in her potty and makes the transition from diapers to big-girl pants. Includes tips for successful potty teaching.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
The book focuses directly on the child reading the book in a couple of ways. First, it indicates that the girl, Ashley, is the same age as the reader. Second, it directs questions and activities related to potty time to the child who is being read the book. For example, the book asks, “Do you wear diapers, too?” It explains how she receives a new potty, how she begins by just sitting on the potty and how both her mother and father help her. Ashley then moves from diapers to big girl underpants, but occasionally she forgets and her pants get wet. The book ends by encouraging the child reader that she can be like Ashley and master the potty. For parents, at the end of the book, there are tips on how to be successful at potty training. The illustrations are large and colorful, and the book has a hard cover, perfect for toddlers. Reviewer: Leila Toledo
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: 9780688170417
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 138,437
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.53 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.40 (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 5, 2013

    Glad I got this book

    Joanna Cole has helped our daughter adjust to being a Big Sister with her "I'm a Big Sister Now" book and NOW she is helping our daughter prepare for going in the Big Girl Potty. So well done! I new favorite in our house

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2010

    Cute and Informative

    This book is so cute. It describes what happens to the poop & pee after you flush ("it goes into pipes under the house"), it talks about practicing sitting on the potty when the child is just getting used to the idea, talks about accidents, etc. My 27-month old daughter loves it.

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  • Posted April 12, 2010

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    very good

    You have to find a training book that uses the same potty language as your child. We are a simple pee and poop house, so this works!

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