Ruby's Potty

Ruby's Potty

by Paul Rogers, Emma Rogers
     
 

Ruby loves her brand-new potty. The trouble is, she doesn't know what it's for. She hides it, slides it, and puts it on her head ... but when it's really needed, it's nowhere to be found-oops! Parents will smile and kids will squeal with laughter over this sweet mouse's clever uses for her potty. Even better, toddlers will be inspired when they see how proud Ruby…  See more details below

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Ruby loves her brand-new potty. The trouble is, she doesn't know what it's for. She hides it, slides it, and puts it on her head ... but when it's really needed, it's nowhere to be found-oops! Parents will smile and kids will squeal with laughter over this sweet mouse's clever uses for her potty. Even better, toddlers will be inspired when they see how proud Ruby is when she finally learns how to use her potty for the right thing.

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Publishers Weekly
"Ruby's got a potty. She rides it round the floor. The trouble is, she doesn't know Just what a potty's for." So begins Paul and Emma Rogers's sweet description of the titular mouse in Ruby's Potty, who is learning the right way to use the strange device. Finally, Ruby gets it right. Soft, nursery-hued pastels portray the loving field mouse family. ( Sept.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
This darling story of a family of mice as they struggle through the absurdities of potty training will bring humor to any first time potty trainers or trainees. Ruby, the trainee in question, has a beautiful pink potty and with all the wisdom of the young uses it for everything but its intended purpose. She uses it for hiding things, for carrying things and just for sitting. But, try as they might, her parents just cannot get her to use it for real. Charming watercolor drawings and rhyming, tongue-in-cheek text combine to make this a family favorite for relieving the frustration of one of life's transitions. By the way, the book has a delightful outcome, which may serve to inspire the most determined trainee. 2001, Dutton Children's Books, $12.99. Ages 18 mo. to 3. Reviewer: Meredith Kiger
School Library Journal
PreS-Ruby the mouse portrays the freshness of a child's point of view when she is given a round, pink, plastic potty. It is unclear if she really doesn't know what it's for or if she's conveniently ignoring its purpose, but she loves it and finds all kinds of practical uses for it. "She hides it-She slides it-She puts it on her head. And when it's nearly nighttime, she makes it Rabbit's bed." The pencil-outlined watercolor illustrations extend the busy, satisfying projects in Ruby's day. Mouse creatures with bare human feet appear even odder than the human clothes they wear with allowance for mouse tails; one wonders why Ruby isn't drawn as a human child, since it's obvious to most listeners that indeed she is one. At any rate, in her own time, she discovers the real use of the potty; her parents encourage and support but never pressure her. In the end, they all cheer together.-Carolyn Jenks, First Parish Unitarian Church, Portland, ME Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780525468165
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
10/15/2001
Edition description:
1 AMER ED
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 10.68(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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