cover image On Your Potty!

On Your Potty!

Virginia Miller. Greenwillow Books, $13.95 (1pp) ISBN 978-0-688-10617-1

Bartholomew is a small bear with a fondness for responding ``Nah'' to any question posed by George, a much larger bear. But George won't take ``Nah'' for an answer when he asks Bartholomew if he needs to use his potty. ``On your potty!'' roars the big bruin, and Bartholomew obeys. But after he sits and sits with no results, he wanders outdoors to play. Suddenly the little fellow realizes he needs to be on his potty, so he races inside and uses it successfully. George rewards his pal with a giant bear hug. Although Bartholomew displays an enchanting array of facial expressions--and strikes a number of endearing Pooh-like poses--Miller's sketchy illustrations are repetitious and feature rather bland colors. Overall, a slim addition to the heavily laden shelf of potty-training books. Ages 2-up. (Aug.)