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I LOVE THIS BOOK! If you are a parent struggling with those potty-training days - no more! Delve into this hysterical book that makes potty training a sport.
— Lindsay A.
Ross Burach expands his board book footprint and creates an upbeat new addition to the evergreen toilet training canon.Get out of diapers and into the game. This upbeat basketball-themed potty romp is a slam dunk!
My whole life, I've been stuck on the bench in diapers. It's time for a change. No more diapers for me. I'm ready for the big leagues!
But toilet training can be hard, and sometimes it's tough to make the shot. Fortunately, Coach and fans are there to cheer... until at last... score! Ross's energetic illustrations and clever, reassuring story will help kids gain confidence and embrace their potential to become potty all-stars!
About the Author
Ross Burach is the creator of the riotously funny picture books The Very Impatient Caterpillar, which the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books called "supercharged" in a starred review, and the acclaimed Truck Full of Ducks, as well as the board books I Love My Tutu Too!, Potty All-Star, and Hi-Five Animals!, named the best board book of the year by Parents Magazine. Ross's work can also be seen in the Acorn early reader series Bumble and Bee. Ross lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York. You can visit him online at rossburach.com.
Praise for Potty All-Star, by Ross Burach:
"This gender-neutral title breaks down the steps for using the potty clearly and concisely in the punchy and positive text... Tots in training will find this a helpful and entertaining playbook." -- Kirkus Reviews
Praise for The Very Impatient Caterpillar, by Ross Burach:
* "Chunky characters, livid green and thickly outlined for easy group sharing, and speech-bubble dialogue make this a good choice for read aloud[s] with a histrionic bent... There's definitely some science lurking here among the laughs, and preschool and primary classrooms can jumpstart the life cycle units with this super-charged title." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review
"Will delight fans of Mo Willems's "Pigeon" series... absolutely charming." -- School Library Journal
"Burach chronicles this miracle of nature in cartoon scenes as loud as the rapid patter... It won't be just adults chuckling at the interactions between the title character and its patiently pupating companions." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Burach's mixed-media digital artwork makes good use of the cartoon style to depict vibrantly colored caterpillars and the protagonist's overwrought emotions. Particularly humorous are the spot drawings showing the inside of the chrysalis, in which he rails against the measured pace of nature... a good choice for science edutainment." -- Booklist
Praise for Truck Full of Ducks, by Ross Burach:
"Burach will have readers quacking up, both with the frequent repetition of the title -- 'Did you call for a truck full of ducks?' is a funny line no matter how often it's read or heard -- and over the illustrations... Sight gags and side comments in the pictures add further yuks to this ducky delight." -- Booklist
"Children will delight in the extreme silliness of this story and will repeatedly pore over the detailed, colorful, and quirky illustrations." -- School Library Journal
"Burach tells his story entirely through dialogue, packing it -- and his exuberant, crayon-like digital illustrations -- with visual jokes [and] an abundance of funny details to discover in each scene." -- Publishers Weekly
"Silly details decorate every spread... Storytime audiences will quack up." -- Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Billy Bloo Is Stuck in Goo, illustrated by Ross Burach:
2018 CBC Children's Choice Book Awards Finalist
"Begs to be read aloud... Gleeful, errant nonsense." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Plenty to linger (and laugh) over." -- Publishers Weekly
"Lots of giggles and goo, and weird characters too, in this rhyming cumulative storytime read-aloud, make this title a must-have for picture book collections." -- School Library Journal