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Dinosaur doesn't need to use the potty. Even when he's making lemonade, running through the sprinkler, having a three-juice-box lunch, and splashing in rain puddles. See? He's doing his victory dance.  Wait . . . that's not a victory dance, that looks like a POTTY DANCE! Run, Dinosaur, run!     Dinosaur vs. the Potty, with humor that both toddlers and parents will enjoy, iDinosaur doesn't need to use the potty. Even when he's making lemonade, running through the sprinkler, having a three-juice-box lunch, and splashing in rain puddles. See? He's doing his victory dance.  Wait . . . that's not a victory dance, that looks like a POTTY DANCE! Run, Dinosaur, run!     Dinosaur vs. the Potty, with humor that both toddlers and parents will enjoy, is a great new way to toilet train. Dinosaur's stubborn resistance--and Potty's ultimate victory--will evoke roars of laughter.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/28/2010Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 2 and Up...

Title : Dinosaur vs. the Potty
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ISBN : 9781423133391
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40 Pages
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Dinosaur vs. the Potty Reviews

  • Tasha
    2019-01-19 09:11

    Dinosaur does not need to use the potty. He makes lemonade and wins! No need to use the potty. He splashes in the sprinkler and wins! No need for the potty. He drinks lots of juice and wins! No potty for him. He plays in the swimming pool and wins! No potty. He splashes in puddles and his victory dance becomes something else instead. Now the question is whether Dinosaur can make it to the potty in time!A delight to read aloud, this book takes child humor and brings it to potty training. Leaving going to the potty until too late is a tale that every parent knows far too well. Shea uses his competitive framework to great effect here with Dinosaur winning and roaring all the way to the potty. Used in a group setting, preschoolers will enjoy participating in the roars and the cheers for Dinosaur. Shea’s illustrations are wide-lined, bright-colored and raucous. They match the text of the book perfectly, adding to the child appeal and the humor.A great choice for potty training children, this will also be appreciated by children beyond that phase thanks to its appeal. Appropriate for ages 2-4.

  • Diana
    2019-01-08 09:09

    This fun little book about a dinosaur avoiding the potty cracked Harper up. I worried she wouldn't get the humor yet (she's 2-1/2), but she absolutely did.

  • Dolly
    2019-01-02 06:56

    We are way beyond the potty training stage with our girls, so I'm not sure that they would like this book. Our girls are at the stage now where they might be offended that I picked out such a "babyish" book. But I, on the other hand, couldn't wait to read this. We read Dinosaur vs. Bedtime and I thought it was pretty funny. This story was also very cute, and I'm sure children around the ages 2 to 4 will love it. The colors are bold and the story is one that would make any parent of a young child laugh. The dinosaur participates in any number of activities that involve drinking and playing with water, insisting that he doesn't have to use the potty, until...he does. I'm looking forward to Dinosaur vs. the Library next.

  • Britt Leigh
    2018-12-30 05:02

    Bob Shea's little dinosaur has already entered my group's lexicon and my heart. Though I usually despise bathroom humor, I found this portrait of your typical potty trainer as a hilarious and worthwhile addition to the canon. The genius behind this and the other dinosaur book is Shea's on-the-spot portrayal of a preschooler. Our little dinosaur's impish grin takes us through the bright, vivid mixed media collage illustrations and through his summer-like day full of liquids. The flow of the repetitive text is smooth and also ebullient. Kids wil laugh and big kids will, too, in a knowing sort of way. Dinosaur will always win.

  • Melody
    2019-01-18 04:12

    This was very cute! I was at Powell's with a friend today and she insisted I read it right then. The illustrations are punchy and bright, the plot is quite realistic, and I can see where it would be very helpful in the potty-training process. It made me giggle.

  • Emmett Griffo
    2018-12-27 03:07

    I thought this would be a great potty training book for my son who loves dinosaurs. I was sorely mistaken!My son loves it but I am not a fan of reading it. Also not a great bedtime story as it encourages the reader and listener to be loud and obnoxious. If you are looking for that kind of excitement than this book is for you!

  • Brett
    2019-01-14 07:45

    There are scads of picture books dealing with the topic of potty training, running the gamut from informational to reassuring to downright silly. I bet a *lot* of kids are going to enjoy Dinosaur's take on the potty-training battle!

  • LynnDavidson
    2019-01-09 03:05

    Big bold illustrations; few words; funny situation. A little dinosaur is determined to not have to go potty, no matter what he does that would normally create the need. Finally he can't hold it anymore. This funny story is one children and parents will enjoy time and time again.

  • Jess
    2019-01-16 05:50

    September 2017 - Ben chose this one himself (I think for the dinosaur on the cover) and although he's well past potty training, he still enjoyed it. Plus, he basically read it to himself through the pictures before I read it to him.

  • Michelle
    2018-12-28 10:58

    Very funny!

  • Danielle
    2019-01-07 10:59

    I read this in hopes of it being a good book to read to children while they sit on the potty to encourage them to go but I don't think i will use this book.

  • Kelly
    2018-12-26 03:50

    Dinosaur goes through all these scenarios, and Dinosaur always wins. Until he REALLY has to go...

  • Paul
    2019-01-15 11:10

    Quite an interesting story.

  • Goshen PL Childrens
    2019-01-23 11:08

    Read at Storytime, November 1stTheme: DinovemberThe kids love that it had a potty battle.

  • Jesse
    2019-01-21 10:58

    Get ready for a whole lot of roaring! Berry enjoyed this one, though Mama started skipping some of the roars to save her breath.

  • Baby Bookworm
    2019-01-11 03:05

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily!Hello, friends! Our book today is Dinosaur Vs. The Potty by Bob Shea, the second book in the riotously fun Dinosaur Vs. series.As the title suggests, this time the fiercest little dino in the world has a new opponent, and he’s not going to take it sitting down. In fact, Dinosaur doesn’t even need to use the potty at all! Nope, he’s got far more important things to do, like make lemonade! Or splash in puddles! Or water his imaginary whale! But even Dinosaur knows that eventually everyone must go toe to toe with potty time – let’s just hope he can make it before he has an accident… As with the previous Dinosaur Vs. books we’ve read, this one is a blast to read aloud. With more than half the dialogue consisting of various emphases on the word “Roar!”, it’s a delightfully silly story that seems tailor-made to make toddlers smile and roar along. The art is always a hoot in these as well, with the devilishly cute dinosaur and his different “opponents” set against some colorful pop-art backgrounds. The length is perfect for a quick read, and JJ adored it. And while there’s not much actual information on how to use a potty, this could be a great book to introduce the idea of potty training in a fun way. Overall, it was a lot of fun, and it’s Baby Bookworm approved!Be sure to check out The Baby Bookworm for more reviews!

  • Viri
    2018-12-31 04:06

    Bob Shea created a fun and easy book that childrena could visually interpret and parents or older children can read by themselves. The book is about a dinosaur who does not want to go to the potty, instead he does many other activities involving the water, like making a lemonade, playing with the sprinkler, in the pool and drinking lots of juice. Near the end the dinosaur is doing the potty dance, because he needs to use the potty and has to run to make it on time.Bob Shea was also the illustrator and the big heavy outline of the character (the dinosaur) and the activities he is doing fill the page compleately. These are fun illustrations that are very colorful and draw the eye to the character in the book. The font in the pages are in different sizes and differ in color as well, this helps once again to draw the eye to the letters themselves.The book was entertaining over all and should be used to children who are learning to use the potty since it is very apropriate for their age and will have a good time reading it.

  • Holly Crepps
    2019-01-16 03:47

    "Dinosaur vs. the Potty" is a helpful book for me to read from time to time, because my age group of kids are potty training. This book has bright illustrations that keep the children's attention throughout. They also enjoy it because they can relate to the dinosaur. As the dinosaur goes through his day with normal activities, he keeps saying he doesn't have to use the potty. He keeps winning. However, he finally reaches the point where he has to go and let the potty win. It is a simple story, but they way it is written makes it fun to read. It is written as if the dinosaur is talking to the audience the entire time. It is funny to read because I use my "dinosaur voice" as I say what the dinosaur says about his day and his victories against the potty. I love to read it, and the kids like to hear it. They like to predict when he's going to have to use the potty, and can share their own experiences about when they need to use the potty as well.

  • Marek
    2019-01-16 08:10

    This could either be a super annoying potty training book, which I'll admit, it kind of is for me, but here's the totally speaks to my super stubborn 2 year old. He already calls himself a "baby dragon," and he's one of the feistiest kids I know (the more you try to get him to potty train, the more he pushes back). This book totally speaks his language and he thinks it is hilarious. The best part? He's more open to potty training now than ever before. Dinosaur vs. the Potty is full of lots of roars from Dinosaur (that's the annoying part for me), but for the child who also roars a lot about using the potty, this just might be the book for you to try. After Dinosaur roars from task to task and refuses to use the potty, s/he finally decides to go and potty wins.

  • jacky
    2018-12-30 04:12

    So excited to read this when I saw it on the new shelf at the library. I read it quickly to myself since Natalie isn't yet versed in the potty. But this book is coming home with us when we start potty training. It was just as funny and adorable as the first one. As the book goes on, you start to squirm a little thinking that Dinosaur must have to pee. I liked how there was still roaring, as that was our favorite out loud part of the first book. My only concern with this book is kids might think they could wait too long before going potty, but if you read it as Dinosaur goes when he gets that feeling, then I don't think it will be a problem.

  • Finn Pennekamp
    2019-01-19 08:01

    Ali/Frazier, Bird/Magic... Dinosaur/Potty. This one tells the story of a masochistic carnivore who, despite drinking juice box after juice box, an entire pitcher of lemonade, playing in a sprinkler and jumping through puddles, STILL refuses to use the potty.And then, because even the best of us wilt under torture, he finally breaks and the potty wins.The real problem is that, once you know the ending, you can't read back through the book without, every time Dad reads: "And he still doesn't need to use the potty," responding: "YES need to use the potty." Because you know the truth, and you know that, no matter how much Dinosaur might lie to you, in the end, he cannot lie to himself.

  • Amy
    2019-01-18 08:46

    This one was my nephew's library pick. There was a lot of roaring and running amok in this book, and I was really not loving reading this one aloud--it's tough to make authentic sounding dino roars on every page! :-) Then we got to the part where Dinosaur had to get to the potty now, and all four of us in the car (my sister, niece, nephew and I) started to crack up! That pre-schooler mad dash to the bathroom was wonderfully captured in this book! A great book for pre-schoolers who are reasonably newly minted toilet users, and certainly a good book for the trainers of those little children!

  • Candice
    2019-01-07 03:57

    A fun book to remind children what the potty is for. As with Dinosaur vs. Bedtime, this book features a little dinosaur who wins every challenge. Dinosaur vs. making lemonade - Dinosaur wins! Dinosaur vs. splashing in the sprinkler. Dinosaur wins! Soon Dinosaur is winning so much that he is doing a victory dance. Or is that a victory dance? Maybe it's a potty dance. Can Dinosaur get to the potty on time?

  • Little Miss and the Legomeister
    2019-01-07 06:14

    This one was fun to get for Little Miss, who happens to be having some, um, procrastination issues. It's very simple, but it's fun. My husband had to explain the "vs." to them the first time he read it. Little Miss gave it a good review... "Perfecto! And I love it and I love it, love and love it... [What did you love?] When he does a victory dance but it's really a potty dance. When he's watering his pretend whale, because it's pink. I like the cover because the dinosaur is running to the potty. The dinosaur's silly like me."

  • Amanda
    2019-01-10 07:57

    As someone who works in early childhood education, I've learned that the best and most beneficial books for children's literacy and language development are those that they want to read again and again and again.I read this book at least three times a day, sometimes to the same kid.And of course the kids love this book. Loud noises! A dinosaur! Pee! It's got everything a toilet-learning toddler could want, and it's amusing for an adult to read too (which is a very important thing, given how many times I've read this book in the past week).

  • Amanda
    2019-01-09 07:02

    I chose to read this book because I have never read it before and I found it in my library at home. I thought that this book was cute and although not totally wordless, you could still use it as a wordless book. The pictures tell the story pretty well. This book would be a good book to read to young children that are learning to potty train. It would help encourage them to use the bathroom instead of elsewhere. I'm not sure I would have it in my classroom library, but I would have it in my home library when I have my own kids and use it as a tool when teaching them potty training.

  • Danielle
    2018-12-27 05:01

    Dinosaur does not have to go to the bathroom. She can take down three juice boxes, lemonade, running through the sprinkler and puddle jumping, and still not have to go to the bathroom. This book captures that denial we all feel when we are having just too much fun to stop what we are doing and take care of business. Fantastic illustrations and text lead to a nail-biting finish...will dinosaur make it?

  • Beth
    2019-01-08 04:49

    How could you resist this monumental theme, combining two major preschoolers' obsessions?? Dinosaur triumphs over everything s/he does, while resisting an ever-increasing need for the potty. Will Dinosaur get to the potty in time?The illustrations are simple with implications of hugeness that make Dinosaur pop off the page.Highly recommended for two-year-olds through four-year-olds whether engaged in potty battles or not.

  • Nancy Jo Lambert
    2018-12-29 03:07

    This dinosaur book has great illustrations and a clever concept. Young kids love dinosaurs and roaring, so you really can't go wrong with reading this one to 2, 3, and 4 year olds. The text is sparse though, and the story is minimal, so not a great story time read. I do love the bright colors and the repetition of the roar though. I did enjoy this book and my two year old daughter did as well.

  • Mary
    2018-12-24 06:49

    This is a funny book about a dinosaur who says that he doesn’t have to use the potty. He does all kinds of things that you’d think would make him need to use it, but they don’t. He finally needs to use it at the end of the book and barely makes it in time! It is a repetitive book, very zany, and good for kids especially because of the use of the word potty. Perfect for ECE.