I recently had the opportunity to read a number of books about poop and potties to children at a local children’s book store. I was surprised at how well the toddlers and pre-toddlers (and their parents!) paid attention. I credit this to each book’s unique story and eye catching illustrations. If you are looking for books to help with toilet training, these are three that I would highly recommend.
Mo Willems book Time to Pee is great for toddlers and even includes a “success chart” with peel-off stickers.
I especially like The Story of the Little Mole Who Went in Search of Whodunit by Werner Holzwarth and Wolf Erlbruch. How often do you see a mole in children’s books, let alone one with poop on its head?!
But the book that most captivated my audience is Mary McQuillan’s Have you Seen my Potty? It’s a story about Suzy Sue who lost her potty and needed to find it because she had something “very important to do”.
Added January 2015: Of course I now highly recommend my new book for kids, Softy the Poop, Helping Families Talk About Poop available for for purchase here or at Amazon. This is an educational book designed to teach children (and parents) healthy poop talk and behavior. For more information about the book, click here.