Review: Ferdinand Uses The Toilet

With two munchkin boys, one potty trained but still prone to night time accidents, and one just beginning the journey into a "diaper-less world," this was definitely one fun book for all of us to read together! The book is full of the kind of wonderful illustrations that draw children's attention. The main character is Ferdinand, a frog.

Ferdinand Uses the Potty is written by Jay Tucker and beautifully illustrated by D.E. West. It a book about potty training of course, but is cute, funny and reassuring. Ferdinand is confused when he awakened one night after having an "accident." Luckily Ferdinand has support and encouragement from his friend as he faces his fears about using the toilet. Ferdinand ultimately finds he has the confidence to deal with his fear and uses the toilet.

The story is humorous, gentle and fun. The dialogue between Ferdinand and his friend is written in a rhyming fashion, which made my boys enjoy the story even more. It will,I believe, help kids feel more reassured when it comes to their own thoughts and challenges with potty training.The only thing my 5 year old wondered about is whether or not Ferdinand continued to have any more "accidents" at night. Maybe we need a "Ferdinand Sequel??"

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