It wasn’t long ago that I was potty training my son, so I consider myself somewhat of an expert of the library’s collection of related books. I only wish today’s selection, Dinosaur vs. The Potty, had been an option at the time. Unlike most potty training books, it’s not an introduction to the world of proper bathroom usage. Instead, Bob Shea has written a sweet, positive tale that reassures toddlers that even “fierce” dinosaurs can’t resist the power of the potty.
Dinosaur is a cute, red dino who absolutely does NOT need to use the potty. Instead he uses his time to battle all sorts of vicious foes and undertake dangerous activities such as making lemonade, running through the sprinkler and having a three juice box lunch. Even after all that, you’d think he has to use the potty, but he says he doesn’t. After his final victory against some rotten rain puddles, he does a little victory dance. But, wait. That’s not a victory dance…it’s a potty dance! Run, Dinosaur, run!
Kids and parents, alike, will enjoy reading about the adventures of Dinosaur. The illustrations are simple, bright and adorable, and the story is very relatable, particularly to toddlers who often don’t want to sit on the potty. Children will also love reading along and sounding out Dinosaur’s roars. I highly recommend this for potty training, dinosaur loving kids aged 2-5.
Check the WRL catalog for Dinosaur vs. The Potty.