cover image Your New Potty

Your New Potty

Joanna Cole. Morrow Junior Books, $10.95 (40pp) ISBN 978-0-688-06105-0

In the same matter-of-fact, reassuring tone as in Cole's How You Were Born , she introduces toddlers and parents to the fundamentals of toilet training. The book begins with a helpful introduction for parents that briefly but thoroughly covers such topics as when to start toilet training, how to prepare your child and switching to underpants. The focus then turns to two children, Steffie and Ben, following them as they master the use of the toilet. The photographs and text explain in toddler-geared language that growing up also includes learning to use the toilet. While the emphasis is on the progression of toilet training, Cole realistically discusses the occasional accident. Miller's bright full-color photos visually confirm the positive message of the text. Ages 2-3. (Sept.)