Friday, November 14, 2014

Little Bean's Funderwear Day! - a book review

Daily Quote:

“It's been said that adults spend the first two years of their children's lives trying to make them walk and talk, and the next sixteen years trying to get them to sit down and shut up.
It's the same way with potty training: Most adults spend the first few years of a child's life cheerfully discussing pee and poopies, and how important it is to learn to put your pee-pee and poo-poo in the potty like big people do.
But once children have mastered the art of toilet training, they are immeadiately forbidden to ever talk about poop, pee, toilets and other bathroom-related subjects again. Such things are now considered rude and vulgar, and are no longer rewarded with praise and cookies and juice boxes.
One day you're a superstar because you pooped in the toilet like a big boy, and the next day you're sitting in the principal's office because you said the word "poopy" in American History class (which, if you ask me, is the perfect place to say that word).” 
― Dav PilkeyCaptain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People

                                                      My brother’s being potty trained.

I’m really very glad.
                Changing diapers isn’t fun, and
   messy pants smell bad.
                           My mom says “Won’t you help me, dear
So I say “Sure, okay.”
                   (Sometimes I’m rather helpful, in
 a lazy sort of way.)
    But this is unacceptable!
I’m at the baby’s feet,
 trying everything I can
  to keep him on the seat.
                         I’m reading books; I’m singing songs;
 I’m telling stories, too.
           The only thing I haven’t done
   is show him what to do!

Featured book of the day:

Author:  Roni Noone
Illustrator:  David Zobel
Ages: 2-4

Let's take a peek inside shall we?

About the book:

Little Bean is growing up and now faces a new challenge in his life.  He has learned to walk, talk, stack blocks and almost put on his socks, but the one thing he struggles with is using the potty like his other family members.  Mommy, Daddy and big Brother have mastered the art of potty training but can little Bean? 

Clever mom makes it into a fun event and declares that tomorrow is "Funderwear Day!"  Wait until you find out how that is celebrated!  Each person choses his favourite skivvies and proudly uses them appropriately.  Little Bean gets to choose his too...and his best-loved unmentionables are covered with space ships...the perfect logo to blast off his pee and poo into the toilet.  The illustrations are simple, colourful, expressive and just plain fun.  

This book is a wonderful tool to introduce your child to potty training in his/her life and I like the fact that the whole family is involved to encourage and support little Bean.  Their message to the little guy is, if we can do it, so can you.  I highly recommend this book.

About the author:

Healthy Living blogger and event organizer Roni published her first cookbook in 2011 based on the recipes she shared on her food blog while continuing to post new, creative and light food ideas on the blog. In 2014, inspired by her two sons, Roni wrote her first children's book, Little Bean's Funderwear Day!In it she shares her technique for potty training with a fun story for 2 and 3 year olds. Roni lives in Maryland with her husband and two boys. She's doing one of three things at this very moment: blogging, cooking or traveling.

Book Review Rating:  9  (Close to perfection!)

Read on and read always!  Have a Funderwear Day soon in your family!

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