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Captain of the Toilet and Queen of the Toilet: Book Reviews

Toilet Tales: Book Reviews

Captain of the toiletqueen of the toiletAuthor: Rose Inserra

Illustrator: Mark Chambers

Publisher: Barrons

Price: $8.99





Toilet training is a challenge.  Desperate parents will do almost anything to make the transition out of diapers easier (we bribed our kids with M&Ms).  Two new board books, both written by Rose Inserra and Illustrated by Mark Chambers, cater to the desperate potty-training crowd. In the books Captain of the Toilet! (geared toward boys) and Queen of the Toilet! (geared toward girls), parents assist their imaginative children with using the potty.

The book is a great way to introduce toddlers, of which I am a parent, to using the potty. I appreciated that in both books, the kids show an interest in using a toilet like their parents. The book also has a button in it that sounds like a toilet flushing when pressed. Toddlers will enjoy pressing it.

I also enjoyed the enthusiasm that the parents show in potty training. I never thought when I was 18 that I would be clapping and jumping up and down because a kid peed in a toilet, but there you have it.

1 comment

  1. I can’t agree with MomOf5. To go from whether to use rraewds for potty training to WAY over-generalizing an entire generation’s alleged sense of entitlement really?! You have potty trained 5 toddlers. That’s not a significant statistical sample. It just isn’t.We have twins. They know everything about the potty except they mostly do not go to the potty on their own. We are now at the point of considering rraewds to give them motivation to go. Oh, and we do observe and care a LOT about our children and they are not at all selfish. In fact, they are the toddlers that give toys to other toddlers and never hit them. I’m sure if we give them a reward for potty training, they will not suddenly become entitled brats as adults. There are plenty of opportunities to teach doing something for their own personal satisfaction. I think some kids just need help getting started but you know what? Many or most don’t need this once they’ve got the training down. They aren’t still asking for that reward when they are in their teens or 20s or 30s so somewhere along the way, they do it for themselves.I do agree that rraewds should be used very, very carefully. I do not plan to do rraewds other than for potty training.

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