Ian’s New Potty by Pauline Oud

From the author/illustrator of Going to the Beach with Lily and Milo comes an encouraging book to help make potty training easier.

Ian is a big boy now. His mom buys him a new potty and big boy underpants. Ian is eager to use his new potty, but the pee doesn’t come right away. He runs off to play and soon feels a funny feeling in his tummy. The floor and his new boy underpants get all wet. At dinner time he gets that funny feeling in his tummy again. Maybe this is his chance to use his new potty.

Ian’s New Potty by Pauline Oud is definitely a book you’ll want around if you’re planning to get your child ready to transition out of diapers. With simple language Ian’s story will encourage your youngster and let him know what he’s feeling and doing is okay. He’ll see the excitement on Ian’s face as he gets to use his new potty for the first time and helps Mommy clean up afterwards.

A nice touch is Ian’s stuffed rabbit named Flap, who Ian speaks to throughout the story. After using his potty, Ian even tells Flap that he’s a big boy now and he’s ready to play.

I would recommend Ian’s New Potty to any family I knew was working on potty training.

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  • Publisher:Clavis Publishing
  • ISBN-10:1605371033
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605371030
  • SRP: $15.95

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I received no monetary compensation for this review.

Life of Shouty: Food & Fitness by NeonSeon

It’s a new challenge for Shouty. Choosing elevators and escaltors over stairs, and stuffing himself with all types of junk food, he becomes an overweight, unhealthy person. Will he have the willpower to change his habits?

In this second Life of Shouty book, Food & Fitness, young readers find a rhyming story about a man who lives an unhealthy lifestyle. Lack of exercise and eating junk food–two things modern-day kids hear a lot about the evils of these days–find Shouty gaining weight and struggling to change his eating habits and incorporate exercise into his daily life.

Having reviewed the first Life of Shouty book, Good Habits, I had a feel for the author’s style before cracking open this new one. While I don’t understand the need to use an adult male to show children the importance of eating right and exercising, Food & Fitness does a fine job of showing kids how the wrong choices impact our bodies and mental health. With First Lady Michelle Obama’s campaign to fight obesity, and televisions stations like The Disney Channel speaking regularly on these topics, young readers will easily be able to grasp the point of this book.

NeonSeon’s whimsical and funny illustrations return in Food & Fitness. These pictures help lighten what is a heavy topic for today’s youth. Childhood obesity has been a hot topic for a few years now. Medical professionals are seeing diseases in children that previously they had only seen in adults. A book like Food & Fitness can be helpful in encouraging even normal-weight children to implement practices that will help them throughout their adult life.

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  • Publisher:Rixkin
  • ISBN-10:0984206914
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984206919
  • SRP:  $14.95

I received a free copy of this book from the author through Pump Up Your Book Virtual Book Tours in exchange for my honest opinion. I received no monetary compensation of any kind to provide this review.