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Dinosaur vs. the Potty by Bob Shea

Dinosaur does not need to use the potty.  He makes lemonade and wins!  No need to use the potty.  He splashes in the sprinkler and wins!  No need for the potty.  He drinks lots of juice and wins!  No potty for him.  He plays in the swimming pool and wins!  No potty.  He splashes in puddles and his victory dance becomes something else instead.  Now the question is whether Dinosaur can make it to the potty in time!

A delight to read aloud, this book takes child humor and brings it to potty training.  Leaving going to the potty until too late is a tale that every parent knows far too well.  Shea uses his competitive framework to great effect here with Dinosaur winning and roaring all the way to the potty.  Used in a group setting, preschoolers will enjoy participating in the roars and the cheers for Dinosaur.  Shea’s illustrations are wide-lined, bright-colored and raucous.  They match the text of the book perfectly, adding to the child appeal and the humor.

A great choice for potty training children, this will also be appreciated by children beyond that phase thanks to its appeal.  Appropriate for ages 2-4.

Reviewed from library copy.