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PreS- The team that created Don't Say That Word ! (2007) and Take Me Out of the Bathtub (2001, both S & S) is back with their most vulgar effort yet. Billed as a hilarious book to help toddlers learn how to "get up and go," this rude primer delivers 14 new lyrics, accompanied by equally tasteless pictures, to popular tunes such as this gem (sung to the tune of "London Bridge Is Falling Down"): "People poopy/Squooshy brown/Throughout town/King and clown/When they go, they flush it down/So long, poopy!" Yes, parents in the midst of the toilet-training wars need all the help they can get to inspire their tots to get past the diaper stage, but it's hard to imagine a loving parent serenading her child (to the tune of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame") with: "Go do poop in the toilet/Go do pee in the bowl/Don't have to wait till the whole thing's filled/Just go a little, we'll all be so thrilled/So please poop poop poop when you feel it/Just sit and let pee-pee flow/You're so big/And the potty is/Where all big kids go!" So just who is the audience here, the parents, the potty-training set, or the primary-grade boys who haven't graduated from fart jokes yet?-Martha Simpson, Stratford Library Association, CTCopyright 2008 Reed Business Information.