Cover image for Potty time
Title:
Potty time
Author:
Genechten, Guido van.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2001.

©2000
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
General Note:
Originally published: 2000.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780689846984
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

"It's potty time!" says Joe. Joe and his friends (including Nellie Elephant, Percy Pig, and Friendly Frog) learn that although bottoms come in all shapes and sizes, everyone must use the potty. With whimsical illustrations and the simplest of texts, award-winning author-illustrator Guido Van Genechten gives toddlers a spirited story perfect for potty time.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 2-4. "It's potty time!" cries Joe, pictured on the right-hand page, set against a brilliant white background, with his red potty shown on the left-hand page. Flip the page, and there's a surprise: instead of Joe, children see Nellie the Elephant, her "great big bottom" planted on the potty. Each successive spread reveals another goofy surprise: Tall Thin Giraffe's "neat little bottom," Percy Pig's "round pink bottom," Ziggy Zebra's "striped bottom," and Missy Mouse's "teeny weeny bottom." Some of the creatures make their usual animal sounds as they sit, which is sure to elicit plenty of giggles--if the notion of different animals sitting on a potty chair hasn't already made children laugh. And, of course, Joe eventually has his turn: "Well done, Joe!" The minimally detailed, brightly colored pictures keep kids clearly focused on the situation, and they deliver a message without being messagy. Their bright colors--fire-engine red, canary yellow--and the thickly applied paint may remind kids of their own finger paintings. The book, which was first published last year in Belgium, will be welcomed by parents and children alike; its humor sets it apart from others on the topic. Be assured, it's very, very funny. --Kathy Broderick


Publisher's Weekly Review

It's a Potty! Nellie Elephant, Tall Thin Giraffe and a host of other animals must find a potty that fits in Guido Van Genechtin's Potty Time (" `Here's a potty for my round pink bottom,' said Percy Pig"). So must Joe, the boy who opens the book announcing, "It's potty time!" Bold brushstrokes in the paint-on-newspaper collage artwork complement the simple, predictable text. ( Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-From its minimal text to the large, comical paintings, this import will amuse. The bold, colorful artwork against white backgrounds depicts a toddler who calls creatures of different sizes and color to use the same bright red potty. Giraffe's "neat little bottom" and Polar Bear's "large furry bottom," among others, fit on the seat. Then the boy has his turn, and a resounding, rewarding "Well done, Joe!" ends the book. While the potty doesn't look like the typical American item, the message won't be lost on children. A positive, fun choice.-JoAnn Jonas, Chula Vista Public Library, San Diego, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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