About Me

My name is Genevieve Woods and in addition to being the mother of an adorable preschooler named Oscar and his adorable toddler brother Henry, I am the Children's Buyer at Spellbinder Books, a small independent bookstore in Bishop, California. I am often asked by customers for recommendations...and thus the idea for this blog was sparked.

Many sites recommending books for kids are created by librarians and non-profits. While these are great sites, they often recommend out-of-print books. This site is all about the great books that are available now! While I am not being paid for these recommendations, I would appreciate it if readers would purchase the books I recommend from local independent bookstores, or even B&N. Basically don't buy from the evil empire (A_A_O_), because if you do much of our literary knowledge will be lost.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Potty Training Monsters?

Like every good bookstore we have a potty training shelf, but tired of seeing the same books day after day, year after year, I've been yearning to liven up this where to poop section. So I was very excited when I saw the arrival of a new book: How to Potty Train Your Monster, by Kelly DiPucchio. This picture book does not explain the basics of Potty Training, it makes fun of them.

The book has 10 basic steps you must follow to properly potty train your monster. For example step number five is Praise Your Monster. This page has a picture of three one-eyed monsters with helpful phrases like, "Attaboy Gloomy!" "Hooray for you Horrid!" and "Way to go Gruesome!". There is also the helpful tip "Throw a Potty Party to celebrate your monster's success."

Clearly parents will enjoy reading this books to their potty training human monsters, and there are a good number of little human monsters who will enjoy hearing it. I am thinking of a close friend's head strong and humor loving three-year-old who strongly resisted attempts to potty train. That little girl will like this book!

I do not think How to Potty Train Your Monster is a good stand-alone potty trainer, but it is a fun addition to some of the classics like Everyone Poops and Once Upon a Potty.

Below is a list of the potty books we have in our store:

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