Does “toilet training” sometimes feel like a chore? No longer!
Skip to the Loo, My Darling! — a new board book edition of the picture book by Sally Lloyd-Jones (author of the New York Times Bestseller How to Be a Baby: By Me the Big Sister) and Anita Jeram (bestselling illustrator of the classic Guess How Much I Love You) — turns potty training into a PARTY!
A cast of fun and lively characters join the celebration—from a lonely dodo to a wibbly woo, from Lord and Lady Huff Puff to an elephant in a tutu.
But when the potty party is in full swing and everyone’s on their potty, Bunny sees that someone very important is missing.
Who could it be? (Spoiler alert: there’s a fun mirror on the last page!)
Skip to the Loo, My Darling! invites toddlers to join the potty party. This delightful read-aloud from Sally Lloyd-Jones and Anita Jeram is now available wherever books are sold– get your copy today! And as we say… If you’ve got to go, why not SKIP?
Great fun, and a guaranteed toddler pleaser.” –The Bookseller
…nothing short of a potty parade…” –Publishers Weekly
Sally’s rhymes are utterly butterly deliciously perfect as you read this fun book aloud.” –Read It Daddy
It is impossible to imagine a story with more gaiety on the unpromising theme of trying to encourage untrained toddlers in the right direction than Skip to the Loo, My Darling by Sally Lloyd-Jones… Essential reading for all potty trainees.” –The Guardianread more reviews…
“A rather irresistibly titled potty book that rejoices in the call of nature. Great fun, and a guaranteed toddler pleaser.” -The Bookseller
“Riffing on the song “Skip to My Lou,” Lloyd-Jones (The House That’s Your Home) and Jeram (Guess How Much I Love You) suggest that using the bathroom is an event worth celebrating, as various creatures skip and prance their way to a “potty party.” A rabbit gets things started, but “Bunny’s not the only one/ skipping to the loo./ Look who else wants their potty!/ Quite a few…” The following pages are nothing short of a potty parade as kangaroos, a dodo, a frog on a scooter, a tutu-wearing elephant, an iguanalike monster, and others romp through the woods with one thing on their minds. Jeram’s characteristically delicate ink-and-watercolor artwork adds gentle humor throughout (at one point, a mouse unspools a roll of toilet paper like it’s a red carpet), and eventually the animals set up their chamber pots and training toilets in a clearing. An embedded mirror invites readers to join in: “Wait! Isn’t someone missing? I wonder… is it you?” Leaving the mechanics of using the potty to concerned adults, Lloyd-Jones’s singsong rhymes instead establish an “everyone’s doing it” aura of excitement as a means of encouragement. Ages 2–5.” -Publishers Weekly
“Rabbit wants his potty, what should rabbit do? Only one thing for it, SKIP TO THE LOO!”
Surely, as far as opening lines for a children’s potty book go, it really couldn’t get any better than that.
In Sally Lloyd-Jones and Anita Jeram’s singsong rhyming story “Skip to the Loo My Darling” you’ll find out just how all the animals get on with their business – and who knows, it might even convince your little potty-trainers to have a sit down and enjoy this bum-bouncing story while they do what they’ve gotta do!
Personally I love a book that practically trips off the tongue as you read it. Sally’s rhymes are utterly butterly deliciously perfect as you read this fun book aloud. Whether you sit on the potty, squat on the loo or are still trundling around in nappies, you’re sure to find loads of fun and hilarity in this story.
Charlotte’s favourite bit: Communal poo time right at the end of the book. Lovely!
Daddy’s favourite bit: A hilarious riotous romp of a potty book, and a huge amount of fun to read aloud. The illustrations are utterly wonderful too!” -Read It Daddy
“It is impossible to imagine a story with more gaiety on the unpromising theme of trying to encourage untrained toddlers in the right direction than Skip to the Loo, My Darling by Sally Lloyd-Jones… Essential reading for all potty trainees.” -The Guardian
“It’s time to Skip to the Loo, My Darling! Sally Lloyd-Jones’s celebratory book follows a group of silly creatures, including an elephant in a tutu, a monster, and an adorable bunny, as they look forward to a fun bathroom session. Illustrations by Anita Jeram – who did the artwork for Guess How Much I Love You – give the book a timeless feel.” -Parents Magazine
Skip to the Loo Q & A
Chatting with the creators: author Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrator Anita Jeram
Skip to the Loo poster
Print out to share at your play group, library, or school!
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