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Toilet Training in Your Future? Ferdinand Uses the Potty | Book Review


When I had an opportunity to review Ferdinand uses the Potty, I was delighted.  I think this is just the right book for my grandson to get introduced to potty training.

An Empowering Toilet Training Tale

My grandson, Slugger, is my second grandchild. He’s 17 months old and tries to keep up with his older sister, ‘Lil Moomette who is 3.

As with any second child, Slugger inherited quite a few of his sister’s toys and books, which he enjoys – most of the time.

Most of my readers know I have two grown daughters, and of course, ‘Lil Moomette.  Helping to potty train Slugger will send me into unexplored territory – I don’t have the faintest idea how to potty train a boy.

Fortunately, a short interview with the author, Jay Tucker, explains why this book is a must-have for parents (and grandparents alike!):

Our journey with our son inspired me to write a potty training book called, “Ferdinand Uses the Potty.” The story is about a young frog named Ferdinand who wakes up one morning in a wet bed. He has no idea what caused it, but fortunately, he has a supportive friend who has been there before to offer him encouragement and advice. “Ferdinand Uses the Potty,” is written in rhyme so that children and adults will enjoy one of life’s earliest lessons. The book is illustrated by award winning artist, D.E. West.

The book, part of the Growing With Love Series, is colorful and beautifully illustrated.

Other books from the series include:

  • Billy Had to Move
  • The “O, My” in Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy – How to Prepare Your Child for Surgery

Put this delightful, humorous book on your list of  “must reads” or as a gift for any mom-to-be, daughter, daughter-in-law, daycare provider, homeschooling mom or friend who will be going through the challenge of potty training in the future!

Publisher: Loving Healing Press
Author: Jay Tucker
ISBN: 978-11-932690-82-8
MSP: $13.95

For More Information Visit: Ferdinand the Frog

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  1. Sounds like a great book to help with potty training. I found that books helped my little guy a lot with the process. This one looks like a winner!
    .-= Kate @ The Shopping Mama´s hope’s you’ll read: …Wordless Wednesday: Chomp =-.

  2. Allie is getting closer to 3, and still has no interest in the potty yet. The boys were more than ready by this time, and I’m trying to get her headed in that direction. This book looks like one she’ll enjoy, and maybe I can get her to “read” it on the pot! :)
    .-= Kim´s hope’s you’ll read: …Another Ultrasound, Upcoming MRI and Surgery =-.

  3. It must be in the air, I totally did a “potty” post tonight too. :) This book looks really cute!
    .-= Janessa´s hope’s you’ll read: …Speaking of potty… =-.

  4. Sounds like a great book! I’ll have to check it out for my nephew who’s just about to start potty training!
    .-= Staci A´s hope’s you’ll read: …Wordless Wednesday: Forgotten =-.

  5. Winnie The Pooh Nursery

    Potty traing is actually a tedious task. Unless you make your baby’s potty attractive, it is difficult to create interest amongst them. I’m sure this book will help mommys like us!
    .-= Winnie The Pooh Nursery´s hope’s you’ll read: …Winnie the Pooh Nursery Bedding =-.

  6. I am just potty training my daughter. She is getting the hang of it. Looks like a really cute book!

  7. Looks like I need to get this book for my little guys. They are three and showing not much interest. It is hit or miss with them.

  8. Great book! Elijah is cuing that he would like to start potty training. This would be a great book for us to read together! :)
    .-= Erin Pyle (@erinjeany)´s hope’s you’ll read: …Listen Up! =-.

  9. Looks like a great way to help your child to potty, and I need all the help I can get. My kids, oh man, the headaches
    .-= Louise´s hope’s you’ll read: …Taking a much needed day off =-.

  10. Looks like a great book.

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