- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Disney-Hyperion; 1 edition (May 19 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1423101820
- ISBN-13: 978-1423101826
- Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 0.6 x 24.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 408 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #546,233 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
How to Potty Train Your Monster Hardcover – May 19 2009
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About the Author
Kelly DiPucchio has written seven children's picture books, includingGrace for President,aNew York Timesbest seller;Bed Hogs,a Chicago Public Library 2004 "Best of the Best" pick;andLiberty's Journey,an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio 2005 Gold Award recipient. A graduate of Michigan State University, Kelly lives in southern Michigan with her husband and three children.
Michael Moon has worked as a cartoon animator on such series asFoster's Home for Imaginary Friends. He lives in California, where he is currently Vice President of Programming for the Disney Channel. This is his first picture book.
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- A variety of monsters being potty trained
- Monster mayhem, like going crazy with toilet paper and wearing underwear on heads
- Monsters on "toddler potty" and regular toilet
- Monsters who wet their underwear, puddled on floor (colored blue)
- No actual poop or pee
- No standing up to pee in a toilet (all sitting)
The story, in a nutshell:
This potty training book is in a class of its own. It's what it sounds like: a guide to potty training a monster. It follows what you will do when you are potty training your child but with all the silliness of monsters. It's written like a 10 step how-to guide.
I love reading it because it's fun and reminds me of what I need to do. My son is too young to really get it (he's only 16 months) but I have no doubt that older potty trainers will love it (probably ideal for 3-4 year olds), especially if they love the Monsters Inc and University movies. I can see children relating to what the monsters are going through and empathizing with parents, too. Despite his young age, my son still loves when I read it to him because of the silly pictures.
I'll be reviewing every potty training book I can get my hands on in the near future as I find the ones I like best so stay tuned!
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I thought she'd forget about the book, but a month or two later, she was still asking me if I would get her a new copy, so I did. It was worth it... her eyes lit up and she cracked up all over again as we read it.
It's a fairly advanced book for what it is-- not good for the younger potty trainers, but good for little smarty-pantses and older trainers. (The recommended level is actually 2-5 years old.) Some of the concepts will go over almost any little one's head, but the general silliness, illustrations, and funny warnings make up for that. My daughter cracks up, for instance, at the little purple monster who doesn't want to let go of his diapers ("Let... go... Spike!"), the warning that you should never leave a monster alone with a bar of soap (accompanied by a photo of a monster covered head to toe in suds), and the idea that monsters like to eat books.
It's written in a satirical "how-to" style, sort of like a feature article in a magazine, complete with sidebars. It's nothing like other books on this topic.
Clearly a hit in our household.