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Potty Palooza

A Step-by-Step Guide to Using a Potty

By Rachel Gordon and Claudia Gold; Illustrated by Sarah Bergmann
Board book, 32 pages
ISBN: 9780761174851 (0761174850)
Published by Workman Publishing
$8.95(US)

about Potty Palooza

Warning: This book contains bathroom humor. Take one of the most significant milestones in a child’s life—potty training—add loads of silliness, and the result is the perfect book for the toilet-training set (and their parents). Potty Palooza is a fun and informative step-by-step guide that kids will love to hear read aloud as they sit on the potty.

Written from the perspective of an eager and curious toddler (and, unlike other potty-training books, designed to teach both boys and girls), this charmingly illustrated book celebrates every successful trip to the bathroom with a “potty palooza” and stars an endearing and quirky cast of characters: potty hippos, who gather when you use too much toilet paper; space aliens, who zoom in to try to use your potty; a wild elephant; and the Poop Police, who issue Mom or Dad a ticket for sounding too silly when singing the “Potty Song.”

Toddlers will giggle as they learn the answers to all their questions: Will I fall in? (No, you’re way too big.) How often will I be using the potty? (As often as you feel like you need to poop or pee.) Is it true that everyone poops, even the president of the United States? (Yes, everyone poops!)


The book also includes fun poop and pee facts, a parents’ guide written by a board-certified pediatrician, and a potty chart with stickers to track progress. It’s for every child ready to make a real bathroom breakthrough.

about Sarah Bergmann

Sarah Bergmann has illustrated two previous books for children. She lives in Seattle, Washington.


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about Rachel Gordon

Rachel Gordon is a mother of two with extensive experience in potty training. She is also a longtime toilet user, and lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.
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about Claudia Gold

Claudia Gold, M.D., is a board-certified pediatrician and the director of the Early Childhood Social Emotional Health program at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She writes regularly for her blog on Boston.com, Child in Mind.


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