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You Can Go to the Potty

You Can Go to the Potty

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by William Sears, Martha Sears, Renee Andriani (Illustrator), Christie Watts Kelly, Renee W. Andriani (Illustrator)

You Can Go to the Potty clearly introduces the basic steps of toilet learning in a natural, non-pressured way. Written by the authors of the acclaimed Sears Parenting Library, it features reassuring text and lively, full-color illustrations.


You Can Go to the Potty clearly introduces the basic steps of toilet learning in a natural, non-pressured way. Written by the authors of the acclaimed Sears Parenting Library, it features reassuring text and lively, full-color illustrations.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The four food groups are reconfigured into "green-light," "yellow-light" and "red-light" foods in Eat Healthy, Feel Great by William Sears, Martha Sears and Christie Watts Kelly, illus. by Ren e Andriani. This addition to the Sears Children's Library puts a kid-friendly spin on nutrition and presents a handful of easy-to-prepare recipes (can you guess the "red-light" foods? Among them: marshmallows and "cheez puffs"). "Notes for Parents and Caregivers" opens the offering and a pullout poster is included. Also available from the same team: You Can Go to the Potty. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
This clever little book helps new moms and dads negotiate the potty training phase with as much ease as possible. Based on the 'attachment parenting' philosophy of the Sears, it views potty training or learning, as they see it, as a natural occurrence that will take place with ease if the child is ready, physically and emotionally, and the parents take a supportive role. Cartoon-like drawings explain each step in this book meant to be shared with the toddler. A forward to parents discusses the Sears' philosophy helping to put the adults at ease and reassuring them that kids may vary in their timeline for success. A cute poster illustrating the steps to using the potty is included. 2002, Little Brown, Ages Adult.
— Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-The first book is a recitation on basic nutrition that explains why it is important to eat the right foods. The authors make suggestions for "green-light foods," i.e., those that are good for you and that you can eat as much of as you'd like, and describes "yellow-light" and "red-light" foods. They also explain certain additives such as dyes and preservatives. Potty simply provides the facts that parents can share with their little ones. The material in both books is factual, but not particularly exciting or inspiring. The watercolor illustrations are acceptable and work with the instructional texts, and each volume has a fold-out poster. Prefaces for parents and caregivers provide some general advice on the topic at hand. Supplemental purchases.-Roxanne Burg, Thousand Oaks Library, CA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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9.37(w) x 9.37(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

William Sears received his pediatric training at Harvard Medical School's Children's Hospital and Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children. He has practiced pediatrics for nearly thirty years and is associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of California School of Medicine, Irvine.

Martha Sears is a registered nurse and a parenting and breastfeeding consultant. Together the Searses have authored eleven books on parenting, childcare, and nutrition.

Christie Watts Kelly has a degree in elementary education from the University of Memphis. Now a freelance writer and editor, she teaches prenatal yoga and is cofounder of the Memphis chapter of Attachment Parenting International.

Renee Andriani is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. In addition to illustrating the Sears Children's Library series and other books for children, she illustrates magazines and greeting cards.

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You Can Go to the Potty [With Poster] 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Kahlara More than 1 year ago
I sorted through a lot of potty training books before I chose this one. My daughter likes it and asks for it to be read to her. I've made it part of our regular reading list. I like that it encourages letting the child determine when they are ready to actually start using the potty. Also that it portrays potty training as a team effort with the family. It is very easy to substitute our personal potty related words for the ones used in the story. I also like that it includes hints for the parents on things to do to help encourage and inspire an interest in the potty. The only thing I don't particularly care for is that one of the illustrations include the little boy standing at the toilet to go potty (not explicit, but no doubt about what he is doing). A little confusing for my daughter. But it isn't anything that can't be explained once she gets around to asking about it.