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Pirate Pete's Potty


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Pirate Pete's Potty: Hilariously useful potty training from LadybirdPirate Pete's Potty is an entertaining picture book from Ladybird that helps parents struggling with potty training for toddlers aged 18+ months. Clear, informative and fun pictures are aimed at tackling the common anxieties that children may have about using the potty. Each page encourages parents and children to interact with the story by pressing the 'cheer' sound effect when the child has interacted correctly in order to eventually motivate their child into using the potty. Even pirates use the potty!Follow Pirate Pete on his potty training adventure and press the sound button to cheer him along! This book is perfect for helping little ones feel confident and motivated about using the potty. Pirate Pete's Potty was written by Andrea Pinnington and illustrated by Melanie Williamson.For further advice on potty training, please visit

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  • ISBN: 9781409302209
  • Pub Date: 30th June 2009
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint: Ladybird
  • Format: Other
  • Number of Pages: 18

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This is Book 1 in the Pirate Pete and Princess Polly Series. See all Pirate Pete and Princess Polly books here.

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23rd November '14
Read to children aged 1 & 2
Pirate Pete's Potty 9781409302209
5 stars
This book really helped my two year old with his potty training, he's now fully potty trained and that is in no small part down to this book. It was engaging, easy to understand, bright interesting illustrations and Riley loved looking at the different pottys and picking one for him, mummy, daddy and 'baba', and pants too, which made us giggle when he chose pink frilly pants for mummy and purple long johns for daddy :)
16th September '17
I read it to ElijahG aged 4 aged 4
Pirate Pete's Potty 9781409302209
5 stars
This book is fab.  My son had no interest in potty training, but at 3 1/2 all his friends were out of nappies so we felt we needed to encourage things a bit more.  This book was great for getting him feeling more confident on the potty.  I especially liked the fact that it talks about how doing a poo on the potty feels funny and is hard!  The 'yay!' Button was very popular too. 

A lovely, fun book.  I'll be using it again with my daughter when she's older.
1st June '17
I read it to Little One aged 2 aged 2
Pirate Pete's Potty 9781409302209
5 stars
This book is a super resource to use whilst potty training your child. This sturdy board book is proving rather popular with my daughter and it has been read many times. She doesn't seem to mind that the main character is a boy although there is the girl equivalent book. The book is encouraging explaining that Pirate Pete wanted to be big like his older family members and not wear nappies like his baby brother. The book is filled with bright, fun illustrations and the book comes complete with a sound button of cheer. It is interactive in that it asks questions about what potty/pants your child would prefer. My daughter loves this element of the book and we often end up going through the entire family, grandparents and all, of which pants we think they would like to wear.   
4th October '16
I read it to Samuelj aged 3 aged 3
Pirate Pete's Potty 9781409302209
5 stars
My 2 year old absolutely loved this book. We started reading it before he started potty training and it really got him prepared. Before we started with a potty he picked big boy pants and a new potty (just like Pirate Pete) and it really helped with the whole process. Even though he is now fully potty trained he still goes back and reads it every now and then. He is really looking forward to reading it to his little brother when he starts potty training. Would highly recommend! 
29th May '17
I read it to LandonB aged 6 aged 6 & to CarterB aged 3 aged 3
Pirate Pete's Potty 9781409302209
5 stars
Boty my boys sailed through potty training with this book.  The fun
Illustrations and honest story of peters fear of potty training and then cracking it seems to be understood by even small children. The button of "praise" helps to reinforce the positive behaviours and certainly encouraged my boys to use the potty and toilet. 

I've bought this for mum friends as I really think it's fantastic! 
4th February '18
I read it to LucasChops aged 6 aged 6
Pirate Pete's Potty 9781409302209
4 stars
We tried this book out to help our reluctant young man.  Pirate Pete is ready to move on from nappies and into big pirate pants and this book takes him on a step by step journey on how that needs to happen.  It's great that it mentions accidents so your child knows mistakes happen and that they're no big deal.  I can't say it made our boy instantly ready to use a potty but at least it got us talking more about it which he had been reluctant to do before.
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About Andrea Pinnington

Ladybird brings together characters from well-loved children's TV shows such as Peppa Pig , In the Night Garden , Ben and Holly and the lively twosome Topsy and Tim ; plus a whole host of fairy tale favourites like Cinderella and Pinocchio .

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