Potty Training Day: Akilah Trinay and Ziana T. Washington
Illustrated by Brad Myers
Meet Ziana, a curious, active and inquisitive little girl who likes to explore and get into just about anything. She is full of song, loves to sing and dance and learning new things. But her new adventure is about to begin, and all young readers want to go on the journey with her. Check out the great illustrations on the first page of the story where we meet her as she is getting up and her mom was ready to give her, her first experience on the road to potty training. You can see by her facial expression that she is not thrilled. But, her mom realizes this, hugs and morning greetings and still too tired to speak. Ziana knew what was coming next as her mom reminds her that today is Potty Training Day, and she was hoping it was a dream that would disappear and go away. Her expressions are priceless, and she was slightly afraid. She was not quite ready to be a big girl yet. Dreaming about rising her bike and having fun this was not how she wanted to spend her day. Mothers can learn a lot from her mom as gave her words of encouragement, did no yell, told her positive sayings like, “ You got this, and I believe in you.” Concentrating really and hoping she would go on the potty you can see her face and then as you hear Ziana’s voice telling everyone she was trying to relax and get the job done. Her mom even sang to her. She tried hard and then her mom looked at her watch and announce that time was almost up.
Ziana hoped that if she completed the mission and went on the potty she would get juice from her mom in her favorite cup. She tried so hard to focus and shut her eyes tight hoping for a miracle in the potty. Timer goes off and you the reader will have to learn for yourself if she was successful or not. Find out if she did it or if she needs time to get adjusted to going on the potty or still needs her diapers. Well, her mom is amazing and supportive and Ziana is smart and is lucky to have a mom that is so understanding. So, does she need or want more time with her diapers. How does she feel when she sees the magic blue line? But Ziana understands that her mom wants her to be a big girl, but she wonders if her mom could really handle that.
Told in rhyme with the outstanding illustrations by Brad Myers. We can see the emotional impact of this experience on Ziana’s face. This is a delightful book for all moms of young children to read to their young boy or girl who is about to experience their first time on the potty. Some journeys need to be experienced more than once. The author did a wonderful job telling the story, explaining what Ziana’s mom wanted her to do and even more she did it with love. I hope Ziana will be back for more adventures.
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