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Title:
Ruby's potty
Author:
Rogers, Paul.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Dutton's Children's Books, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 2 cm
Summary:
Ruby loves her brand new potty, but the trouble is, she doesn't know what it's for.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.6 0.5 61146.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780525468165
Format :
Book

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Summary

Ruby loves her brand-new potty. The trouble is, she doesn't know what it's for. She hides it, slides it, and puts it on her head ... but when it's really needed, it's nowhere to be found-oops! Parents will smile and kids will squeal with laughter over this sweet mouse's clever uses for her potty. Even better, toddlers will be inspired when they see how proud Ruby is when she finally learns how to use her potty for the right thing.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 2-4. Ruby, an adorable mouse, loves her potty. She takes it everywhere and finds new and unusual ways to play with it. The problem is, she doesn't know what the potty is actually for. Eventually, however, she figures it out, and she and her parents are overjoyed. The text never actually explains the purpose of the potty, but the pictures are sweet, and toddlers who have had their own encounters with the device will laugh at Ruby and her exploits. The story may even open up conversation between parents and children who are reluctant to give up their diapers. --Marta Segal


Publisher's Weekly Review

"Ruby's got a potty. She rides it round the floor. The trouble is, she doesn't know Just what a potty's for." So begins Paul and Emma Rogers's sweet description of the titular mouse in Ruby's Potty, who is learning the right way to use the strange device. Finally, Ruby gets it right. Soft, nursery-hued pastels portray the loving field mouse family. ( Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Ruby the mouse portrays the freshness of a child's point of view when she is given a round, pink, plastic potty. It is unclear if she really doesn't know what it's for or if she's conveniently ignoring its purpose, but she loves it and finds all kinds of practical uses for it. "She hides it-She slides it-She puts it on her head. And when it's nearly nighttime, she makes it Rabbit's bed." The pencil-outlined watercolor illustrations extend the busy, satisfying projects in Ruby's day. Mouse creatures with bare human feet appear even odder than the human clothes they wear with allowance for mouse tails; one wonders why Ruby isn't drawn as a human child, since it's obvious to most listeners that indeed she is one. At any rate, in her own time, she discovers the real use of the potty; her parents encourage and support but never pressure her. In the end, they all cheer together.-Carolyn Jenks, First Parish Unitarian Church, Portland, ME (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.