am 25. Juli 1999
I love everything about this tiny book featuring Joshua and his new potty. To begin with, the illustrations are bright and eye catching. But the very best part of the book is the cler and simple language that the author uses to tell the story. As a first-time mom, I had no idea how to speak to my son about using his little potty chair or what to say about the fluids, etc., coming out of his body. I also found myself very frustrated at the end of a long day, cleaning up an unexpected mess or changing yet another pair of training pants. However, by using the language in the book, and repeating Joshua's mother's kind words about "accidents", I was able to keep my cool and not make potty training any harder for my son. It's nice to see a potty book that shows a child having accidents occasionally but still succeeding. It's also nice to have words to explain to a small child what the new potty is and not to be scared of it. I'm actually logged on today to buy another copy for a friend! Love this book!!!
am 25. Juli 2000
I bought this book when my oldest son (now 11) was potty training, and it was a huge help! Used it again for son number 2 (now 7) but can't find my copy for son number 3 (who at two and a half is just getting interested in the potty.) So I'm picking up another copy for him. Joshua and his mom are easy to relate to, and the illustrations are great.