Once Upon a Potty -- Girl

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The classic books on a timeless subject -- for a new generation.

In 1975, Alona Frankel wrote and illustrated her first book, especially for her son Michael, on how to use the potty. Thirty-two years later, Once Upon a Potty -- Boy and Once Upon a Potty -- Girl are the classic books on potty training and have sold more than four million copies worldwide. These children's books help parents everywhere deal successfully with an often vexing ...

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Overview

The classic books on a timeless subject -- for a new generation.

In 1975, Alona Frankel wrote and illustrated her first book, especially for her son Michael, on how to use the potty. Thirty-two years later, Once Upon a Potty -- Boy and Once Upon a Potty -- Girl are the classic books on potty training and have sold more than four million copies worldwide. These children's books help parents everywhere deal successfully with an often vexing challenge for the whole family.

Thanks to their timeless words and beloved images, Once Upon a Potty -- Boy and Once Upon a Potty -- Girl are being discovered and used by a new generation of parents. These two books, with their phenomenal staying power, target and meet the needs of an obviously perpetual market.

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Editorial Reviews

Daily Local News [West Chester PA]
Addresses potty training for parents who may be looking to use just the right words.
— Tara Munkatchy
us.pampers.com
Your child will be empowered by Prudence as she learns to use her new potty.
Daily Local News [West Chester PA] - Tara Munkatchy
[Review for previous edition:] Addresses potty training for parents who may be looking to use just the right words.
us.pampers.com
[Review for previous edition:] Your child will be empowered by Prudence as she learns to use her new potty.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554072842
  • Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/7/2007
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 52,016
  • Age range: 1 - 3 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Alona Frankel is the author and illustrator of 30 children's books. Her characters "Joshua" and "Prudence" from the Potty books have gone onto star in other stories and in videos and instruction books.

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Dear Fellow-Parents,

Once Upon a Potty is best used as a companion volume to a child's new potty. I wrote this book when my own child was toilet training to help him better understand the process. My son was encouraged and excited by this story. It motivated him to make the developmental leap from diaper to potty.

Potty talk has long been considered taboo in conversation—even between parent and child. Thankfully, this attitude is changing, and children and parents are all the happier for it. I believe that a frank and open approach to all bodily functions is a good, healthy attitude toward child rearing. I have decided to use "Wee-Wee" and "Poo-Poo" in this book, but I encourage you to read the story with your child using words most suitable for you and your family.

Learning to use the potty is often a lengthy process, taxing the patience of both parent and child. When success finally comes—and it should come in its own good time without undue pressure or haste—it enhances the child's confidence and pride. She has taken another step toward independence. She sat on the potty as a little child and got up feeling ten feet tall.

It's one small step for mankind, but a giant one for your family.

Love,
Alona

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Preface

Dear Fellow-Parents,

Once Upon a Potty is best used as a companion volume to a child's new potty. I wrote this book when my own child was toilet training to help him better understand the process. My son was encouraged and excited by this story. It motivated him to make the developmental leap from diaper to potty.

Potty talk has long been considered taboo in conversation — even between parent and child. Thankfully, this attitude is changing, and children and parents are all the happier for it. I believe that a frank and open approach to all bodily functions is a good, healthy attitude toward child rearing. I have decided to use "Wee-Wee" and "Poo-Poo" in this book, but I encourage you to read the story with your child using words most suitable for you and your family.

Learning to use the potty is often a lengthy process, taxing the patience of both parent and child. When success finally comes — and it should come in its own good time without undue pressure or haste — it enhances the child's confidence and pride. She has taken another step toward independence. She sat on the potty as a little child and got up feeling ten feet tall.

It's one small step for mankind, but a giant one for your family.

Love,
Alona

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  • Posted February 11, 2011

    A Great Tool Towards Sitting On The Potty!

    My 22 month old granddaughter loves this book. She opens it up and pretends to read it. We now keep it in the bathroom near her potty, where she will sit and read it, sometimes with a successful outcome.

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  • Posted March 13, 2010

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    My Girls Loves It!

    I received the boy version of the book as a hand-me-down, but my daughter enjoyed it so much I decided it was worth it to buy the girl version for her. She likes to read it with me, and when she's in bed at night, I can hear her reciting little parts of it. Plus, it may just be coincidence, but within 2 weeks of regularly reading this book, my girl was taking huge potty-training strides, and is well on her way to her big-girl underpants!

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  • Posted November 11, 2009

    A classic that's still great!

    My 18-month old daughter loves this book. She is still in the early stages of potty training and loves to read about Prudence. The companion doll is also worth getting. My daughter likes to take off the doll's diaper so Prudence can go to the potty.

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  • Posted August 29, 2009

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    My daughter and son both love this book.

    After getting the boy version for my son a couple of years ago, I got one for my daughter who is now 2+. This is helping increase her interest in the potty. It does get a little wordie when referring to the characters in sentences but just a minor detail.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2008

    the best.

    When i was a little girl my mom bought this book for me. I had been horrible at potty training, until this book. After her reading it to me, i wanted to use the potty all the time, and take the book with me and read it in there! My mom still has the book, and looking at it now, it's really cute and if you are looking for a potty training book for your child, this one is it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2006

    Fantastic and Age Appropriate

    I love this book! My mom used it for me when I was a child and now I am using it for my daughter. Some folks have said the pictures are dated but I disagree. It's a book for children and it's supposed to be different and fun. I also love the fact that is doesn't yet use the correct terminology for everything. I don't want my child to be too rushed with growing up. We will teach her everything we can at the appropriate time. My daughter wants to read it each time right before she goes potty so it's been a great way for us to know when she has to go.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2005

    Lets Get Real

    I got this book after reading the reviews and was dissappointed. How realistic is it that a child these days uses a ceramic looking pot from the 1800's? The potty should look at least like the little potties toddlers are using nowadays. It didnt look real and my child was confused. Also the words used to describe body parts were also too cutsie. I want my child to learn real names, not made up names that differ from parents. I did give it two stars instead of one because my daughter laughs when she sees the potty on the kittys head.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2004

    Silly language

    I think it is pretty pathetic that this author uses all of the appropriate words for body parts but is too uncomfortable to use the appropriate words for the parts used in the bathroom. She could say that the girl has a vagina to urinate with. Those are not vulgar words. I think it's fine to use cute words sometimes for little kids, but they should really learn the correct words too. Especially if they are learning all of the other body parts correctly like mouth to eat with instead of momo to yiyi with (or whatever other ridiculous names you want to make up).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2004

    A wonderful potty book.

    I bought this book when I was potty training my daughter. She loved it immediately and I would read it to her every day. Even now, a year later, she loves when I read it to her. It is a truly great book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2003

    The Best Of The Potty Books!

    I bought this book for my daughter (after trying 2 others). She really loves it and potty training seemed much more enjoyable with this in hand. This book has G-rated pictures of the "hardware down there". Having this book really seemed to make my daughter feel more comfortable with the issue.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2002

    We love this Book!!

    I have a little boy, but at the Toys-r-Us we visited, the little boy book wasn't in stock. I took a chance and my son loves this book! It goes everywhere with him! He gets so excited when we sit down to read it. The pictures are great and I just can't say enough.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2000

    The Princess Needs the Potty

    This has to be the cutest book ever. What an enjoyable way to teach toliet training to a child by an adorable story of a princess who won't use just any old potty she has to have the best. She tries every potty available in the kingdom and none are good enough until she really needs to use the potty.

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