cover image My Potty Chair

My Potty Chair

Ruth Young. Viking Children's Books, $4.95 (23pp) ISBN 978-0-670-81307-0

These four books form a rather nice series of experience books for younger children. In My Baby-sitter, a boy tells of the fun he and his baby-sitter have while his mother is out shopping. The little boy in My Blanket explains how special Silkie, his blue blanket, is to him. In My Potty Chair, a girl matter-of-factly discusses the use of her potty chair, and in The New Baby, a child adjusts to having a new baby in the house. The appeal of these books is in their comforting subjects and in Young's vibrant pen-and-wash illustrationslike the books, they are simple, colorful and upbeat. Ages 2-5.(October)