Monday, September 13, 2010

Potty Animals: What to Know When You've Gotta Go!

Potty Animals: What to Know When You've Gotta Go!
written by Hope Vestergaard; illustrated by Valeria Petrone
(Sterling Publishing) 2010
Source: Mebane Public Library
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Working in kindergarten, I am delighted to read Potty Animals. In the book, each animal in the class knows how to use the bathroom, but they all have one particular thing that they could do better. For example, Wilbur the hedgehog does not wash his hands, while Arnold the Alligator has great aim on the playground with his basketball shots, but not so good aim in the bathroom. Each issue is treated with appropriate dignity, taste, language, and humor. In my career as an elementary school teacher, I have seen every one of these bathroom issues come up at one time or the other, so it's nice to have a book that combines humor, understanding, and potty etiquette. If you work in preschool or kindergarten, you know the bathroom makes the top ten list of daily issues, so find a copy of Potty Animals if you need to have a discussion with your students about bathroom etiquette.

Other reviews of Potty Animals:
5 Minutes for Mom
There's a Book


  1. Jeff, this posting at NONFICTION MONDAY made my day! Thank you for a most useful book; I am fairly frequently asked about this topic by pre-school teachers, so glad to now have a highly recommended book for them. And it brought a smile to me as well.

  2. Thank you, Carol! I really liked it as well. Bathroom etiquette is a big deal. Thanks for hosting Nonfiction Monday. I know it is a lot of work.