Goldilocks and the Just Right Potty

Goldilocks and the Just Right Potty

by Leigh Hodgkinson

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Overview

"While most potty books strike readers as too old or too young, here's one that almost everyone can agree is (you guessed it) just right." - Kirkus Reviews

Little Goldilocks wants to wear underwear — big-girl underwear that’s not too silly and not too frilly, but just right. But that means she also needs to find the “just right” potty. Will she know when she needs to go? And will she get to the potty in time? Find out in this lighthearted story that will have parents and their little ones feeling ready to tackle toilet training.

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A classic fairy tale is cleverly reworked for those transitioning from diapers...thanks to the easy language, this book proves ideal for a wide range of potty training ages (a nice change of pace from potty books that truck in complex sentence structures). While most potty books strike readers as too old or too young, here's one that almost everyone can agree is (you guessed it) just right.
—Kirkus Reviews

In Hodgkinson’s cheery, textured, mixed-media illustra- tions, Goldilocks is pictured as a round-eyed, towheaded tot with an independent streak...Alongside the celebratory stars and rainbows in the neatly patterned pictures, there are some cute visual nods to the classic “Goldilocks” tale (a meal that looks too hot, too cold, just right; three teddy bears of varying sizes). And stick around for the back endpapers, where the actual three bears make a spirited cameo.
—Horn Book

School Library Journal

11/01/2017
Toddler-PreS—Hodgkinson gives readers another "Goldilocks" work (Goldilocks and Just One Bear) in the form of a humorous fractured fairy tale geared toward toddlers who are beginning to toilet train. "Goldilocks was tired of wearing soggy diapers so she decided it was time to wear big girl underwear." But just like any story involving Goldilocks, she can be rather fickle about finding the perfect item. Once she decides which underpants are "just right", she moves on to look for her "just right" potty. She has to explore all of her options, including a large boot and a tiny teacup, before choosing the right one. The story touches on the idea that potty training takes some time, and that accidents can happen but that with persistence, success will be achieved. Mixed-media art, including watercolors, collage, and ink drawings complements the fun and lighthearted story, and even cleverly inserts Goldilock's friends, the three little bears, as they sleep outside a dollhouse. VERDICT Recommended for picture book collections, this is a fun and engaging tale. Parents and children will delight in the humor and familiarity.—Kristen Todd-Wurm, Middle Country Public Library, NY

Kirkus Reviews

2017-09-18
A classic fairy tale is cleverly reworked for those transitioning from diapers. Breaking out buckets o' charm, Hodgkinson tackles the finicky tendencies of the soon-to-be potty-trained with the aid of a familiar face. Living in the woods with her mommy and daddy (not an ursine porridge-eater to be seen), Goldilocks (unsurprisingly, a blonde, white girl) decides one day that soggy diapers are not ideal. But what underwear suits her best? Nothing too frilly and nothing too silly, but undies that are "just right!" Next comes the search for a potty itself. She rejects a pair of boots as too big and a teacup as too small (child readers may well find this hilarious, even as caregivers sigh in relief when she moves on). Correct potty secured, the final challenge is the hardest, as any toddler will attest. When is it the "just right" time to sit on the potty? Sprinkling her art with images of bear toys, Hodgkinson creates mixed-media illustrations that lend the simple text a peppy tone that encourages young readers to keep trying through their setbacks. And thanks to the easy language, this book proves ideal for a wide range of potty training ages (a nice change of pace from potty books that truck in complex sentence structures). While most potty books strike readers as too old or too young, here's one that almost everyone can agree is (you guessed it) just right. (Picture book. 2-4)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763697990
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 12/12/2017
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 10.90(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 2 - 5 Years

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