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On Top of the Potty: And Other Get-Up-and-Go Songs

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From the hilarious and kid-pleasing team who brought us Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs and Are You Quite Polite?: Silly Dilly Manners Songs comes this selection of songs guaranteed to make potty training everywhere into the easiest and most enjoyable event in a child's life — ever!

Washing their hands of the old words to familiar tunes such as "If You're Happy and You Know It" and "London Bridge Is Falling Down," Alan Katz and David Catrow combine their ...

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Overview

From the hilarious and kid-pleasing team who brought us Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs and Are You Quite Polite?: Silly Dilly Manners Songs comes this selection of songs guaranteed to make potty training everywhere into the easiest and most enjoyable event in a child's life — ever!

Washing their hands of the old words to familiar tunes such as "If You're Happy and You Know It" and "London Bridge Is Falling Down," Alan Katz and David Catrow combine their exceptional talents to offer kids and their parents songs to sing with pride — as well as a valuable way to encourage youngsters as they discover the joys of trading in their diapers for the royal throne: the potty-chair!

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

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, CT

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Kirkus Reviews
Katz and Catrow's fifth song collection has all the punch and visual impact of the previous works, but the duo may finally have crossed the line in terms of content. While elementary-age readers will laugh themselves senseless, adults who are attempting to potty-train toddlers may not appreciate the gross references ("People poopy / Squooshy brown"), the glib way Katz deals with setbacks ("My friend Mike / Just went poop / On his next-door-neighbor's stoop / There's no problem / 'Cause they know / He's getting potty trained / And this whole week it has rained."), or the ideas these songs may put into youngsters' heads ("Don't Flush Strange Things in the Potty" is the title of one of the songs). Exceptions include a great handwashing song to the tune of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat," "On Top of the Potty," which details one kid's endless wait for something to happen and the trademark tune found in every book, "Go Do Poop in the Toilet" ("Take me Out to the Ballgame"). Several verses within songs also shine, but parents will want to carefully preview all songs before putting on a show for their little toileteers. (Picture book/songs. 2-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689862151
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
  • Publication date: 3/25/2008
  • Edition description: Repackage
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 515,963
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.66 (w) x 11.08 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan Katz is the author of many seriously silly books for children, including the bestselling Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs, illustrated by David Catrow. Alan lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut, with his journalist wife, Rose, and their four children. He can also be found at alankatzbooks.com.

David Catrow is the illustrator of numerous notable books for children, including the other Silly Dilly books, as well as Kathryn Lasky's She's Wearing a Dead Bird on Her Head!, which was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. Mr. Catrow is also a nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist whose work appears in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Sun-Times, as well as in nine hundred other newspapers. He lives in Springfield, Ohio.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2008

    Fun! Fun! Fun

    A great, laugh-filled books that teaches kids proper manners. I highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2008

    horible

    ive read alot of book but that had to be the worste ever.everytime i read it to my child he cries.all i can say is better luck next time and this was not your best kids book.

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