Item description for Toddler's Potty Book (spanish) by Alida Allison...
First published in 1978, The Toddler's Potty Book is now available in a board book edition perfect for little hands! Encouraging text and illustrations teach reluctant toddlers about mastering the potty and give readers the confidence and pride to use the potty like 'big kids.' This new edition also includes an updated note to parents from the author and a colorful new cover! And now for the first time, we have a bilingual edition also available!
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Studio: Price Stern Sloan
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.8" Width: 5" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Binding Board Books
Release Date Jun 30, 2003
Publisher Price Stern Sloan
ISBN 084310502X ISBN13 9780843105025 UPC 078814005993
Availability 0 units.
More About Alida Allison
Allison is Associate Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University.
Reviews - What do customers think about Toddler's Potty Book (spanish)?
It's dry alright, and almost useless. Aug 29, 2007
This is more like a "potty awareness" book than a potty training book. There's really no training whatsoever going on here, just a motivation for a toddler to use the potty so they can stay "proud and dry".
Newsflash: some kids don't care that they're wet! They just go right on doing what they're doing. And, as the "Note to Parents" points out, disposable diapers are getting so effective at absorbtion that the author recommends retrofitting your child with cotton underpants just so they'll feel wet so that they'll want to feel dry. Oh, another newsflash: it's not all about pee, is it? This book seems to assume it's all about "number 1" and doesn't deal with "number 2". Follow the directions in this book, however, and you'll be dealing with that soon enough.
Finally, the "Note to Parents" also recommends buying a child-size potty for the toddler (which most everyone does), but then all the illustrations show the child on an adult toilet. The toilet the adults use toward the beginning of the book is drawn just like the toilet the toddler uses for the remainder of the book. That's a major mistake in my opinion, but I'm not a child psychologist, just a parent who'se potty trained two kids.
Lost in Translation Aug 21, 2007
The Spanish version of this book is horrible! It was very awkwardly translated. Unless you call the potty a "basinica", don't get this book because your toddler won't understand what your are talking about.
Fun and perhaps effective, but not terribly educational Apr 20, 2006
I have twin twenty-five month old daughters, and they both love this book. They "read" it while they sit on their potty. About two weeks ago I introduced this book, along with the Sesame Street book "Too Big for Diapers," featuring Ernie, and two DVDs ("Potty Power" and "No More Diapers"), and in the span of four days, both girls have gone from diapers to panties. Today (day four) one had one accident-- and it was a "number two," which of course is harder to learn-- and the other had two "number ones," so we're far from finished with potty training, but I credit books such as this one with our overall success. I don't know that what they have learned will stick for life, but I am so incredibly pleased (and proud!!).
As for the book itself, it is rather basic, focusing on how great it feels to be dry, how mommy and daddy are dry, and how we get to brag on toddlers who can stay dry. Nothing is said about wiping (and the proper way to do it) or about handwashing, but these are tasks that can be taught either through other media or by the parent. I know my girls both consider wiping and handwashing (and flushing the big potty after I empty theirs) to be the ultimate reward for successfully using the potty (and not just trying... that would result in repeated trips to the bathroom with minimal effort to actually go!). To the book's credit, it does not show kids doing absolutely inappropriate things with their potty, such as putting it on their heads; it also does not show a kid with half of a roll of toilet paper unwound. Both of those demonstrations are absolute no-gos in my book regarding the purchase of any potty training medium.
good book for potty training Mar 23, 2006
My baby loves the book and it's helped her with her training
A Winner! Mar 2, 2000
Our 28 month old loves this book! We initially borrowed a copy from her local ECFE class, and we're making tremendous potty progress now. The only problem was we had to give the book back and she was so upset when it was gone I had to get online right away and order a copy.