Monday 11 November 2013

Monkey Business by Smriti Prasadam-Halls and David Wojtowicz (Hachette Children's Books)

Monkey Business

Written by Smriti Prasadam-Halls

Illustrated by David Wojtowicz

Published by Hachette Children's Books

Here's a rather smashing little book that teaches children to overcome their toilet-training fears, as we meet a rather cheeky little monkey who happens to live aboard Noah's Ark. When his potty goes missing one day, just as the little fellah urgently needs to go to the loo, he searches high and low to no avail.

Monkey is worried about sitting on the "big toilet" but there's nothing to be afraid of, and being extremely brave he manages to learn how to sit comfortably and do what comes naturally.

We loved David Wojtowicz's fun characterisations, and Smriti Prasadam-Halls' fantastic way of showing that going to the loo is nothing to be worried about.

A fabulous idea for a book, so if your little one (like ours) has some anxiety issues with toilet time, help them learn to love the loo like Monkey!

Charlotte's best bit: Where Monkey finally finds his potty!

Daddy's Favourite bit: Definitely a novel and rather great idea for helping children overcome loo anxiety. Huge applause for that!

(Kindly sent to us for review by Hachette)