Saturday, December 20, 2014

[BOOK REVIEW] Time to Pee! by Mo Willems

Title:  Time to Pee!

Author:  Mo Willems

Genre:  Animals / Potty Training / Comedy

Year Published: 2003

Year Read:  2014

Hyperion Books for Children

Source:  Library

Content Rating:  Ages 4+  (Nothing Objectionable)

Hey, there has to be a children’s book that teaches children how to use the bathroom, am I right?

Now, it is rare that I read children’s books that teach children how to use the bathroom, but I never would have thought that I would read a children’s book about using the toilet written by Mo Willems!  “Time to Pee!” is a companion book to Mo Willems’ “Time to Say Please!” book and it is another book that teaches young children about how to do certain things (in this case, teaching children how to use the bathroom), while starring everyone’s favorite blue mice!

This book teaches young children how to use the toilet whenever they need to go to the bathroom and the blue mice as usual try to help out the children in learning how to use the toilet by taking them through each step slowly and holding up signs to encourage the children. 

Once again, Mo Willems has created another brilliant installment in his “Time to” series and I enjoyed this book as much as I did for “Time to Say Please!”  I really loved the fact that Mo Willems tackles a subject that is often taboo for children’s books, which is teaching children how to use the toilet when they need to go to the bathroom. It really made this book stand out from the other children’s books I have read that deal with unique topics such as toilet training and I really loved the way that Mo Willems takes each step of potty training slowly as it truly does help children learn how to use the toilet. Mo Willems’ illustrations are as usual funny and cute to look at, especially of the numerous blue mice showing up in the images, providing signs that would help out the children in their potty training while doing random activities like dancing in the background. 

Overall, “Time to Pee” is a fantastic companion book to “Time to Say Please!” that children who are also going through potty training can read to learn how to use the toilet correctly.  I would recommend this book to children ages four and up since the story is easy enough to help small children with their potty training.

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