• Title: What to Expect When You Use the Potty
  • Author: Heidi Murkoff
  • Released: 2001-03-28
  • Pages: 32
  • ISBN: 0732269652
  • ISBN13: 978-0732269654
  • ASIN: 0732269652
Adorable Angus the Answer Dog cheerfully and respectfully guides young children through the exciting, sometimes daunting experience of potty training. An ideal read-aloud book for children who are on the verge of transitioning from diapers to big-kid underpants, this matter-of-fact book explains the process naturally and calmly. Each two-page spread asks a question: "Where do pee-pee and poop come from?" "What's a potty?" "How do I know when to go to the potty?" "Why do I have to wash my hands?" and more, each question anticipating the next. Angus answers these queries with clarity, sensitivity, and attention to age-appropriateness. Amusing and appealing pictures by Laura Rader illustrate such compelling details (well, to small children, anyway!) as where pee-pee and poop go after flushing. A paw print in each section indicates a little game or idea for young trainees. The introduction invites parents to use their own language for the terms provided, but recommends child-friendly names over highly clinical terms.

Heidi Murkoff, coauthor of the bestselling pregnancy book, , writes lucidly and honestly in all the books in the tremendously appealing What to Expect series for young children, including and . Soon young readers will be "flushed" with pride at reaching another big developmental milestone! (Ages 2 to 5) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Heidi Murkoff is the co-author of the best-selling series that began with What to Expect When You're Expecting. She has appeared as a parenting expert on national TV, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, Good Morning America and 20/20.



Laura Rader has illustrated many popular books for children, including A Book of Hugs, A Book of Friends, and A Book of Kisses, all by Dave Ross. She is also the author and illustrator of Who'll Pull Santa's Sleigh Tonight? and Santa's New Suit, which Publishers Weekly called, in a starred review, a "holiday outing [with] plenty of panache." Ms. Rader lives in Southern California.

--This text refers to an alternate edition.

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