Being a parent can be such an adventure. You can find yourself in so many different situations with your kids, both at home and while you are on-the-go. There are those times when the ho-hum of an everyday errand or outing turns into a crazy situation. Jenn Greschner wrote about these sudden situations in a book entitled Mommy Needs The Potty.
Mommy Needs The Potty is about a six year-old boy who tells readers about how errands and outings with his mom turn into emergency trips to the potty from his perspective. I was able to relate with this story since I have been on both sides of the fence where this family is concerned. I have been the mom who has had to drop everything to go to the bathroom, and I remember being the kid with my mom in this situation as well.
I liked this story! It was fun, playful, and I liked how Greschner wrote this story from the viewpoint of a child. So much more imagination can be used when seeing the world through the eyes of a child, and it is done well in this book. I also like that this book shows a clever and helpful son who likes to help his mother when she needs it during these memorable moments.
The illustrations in Mommy Needs The Potty are beautiful to look at. Khoiruunis R.F brought a lot to live with the choices of colours used in each of the illustrations. It is bright and cheery, and a joy to look at. I really loved how the characters were drawn as well. They have the right balance of looking not too cartoon-like, but not too realistic. They add to the magic of this book. My younger children loved looking through this book and seeing the funny expressions on the mother’s face. These pages were their favourites!
Overall, Mommy Needs The Potty is a great read! It is fun, genuine, and is easily for anyone in your family to relate to. The book is also really gorgeous to read, so kids who are not able to read can really follow what is happening in the book without having to be read to. This book is about family, the memories they create and how its members look out for one another. It warmed my heart a well as those of my kids!
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Disclaimer: I was compensated and received a copy of Mommy Needs The Potty in order to write this review. The views expressed are my own.