Peep and Egg (Hardcover)

I'm Not Using the Potty

By Laura Gehl, Joyce Wan (Illustrator)

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374303280, 40pp.

Publication Date: February 13, 2018

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

Peep says it’s time for Egg to start using the potty. But Egg does not want to use the potty—and no amount of lemonade-drinking, running water, or toilet-paper tutus can change that! When things start to get a little uncomfortable, Egg realizes that when nature calls, sometimes you can't say no. Peep and Egg: I'm Not Using the Potty is the fourth book in the Peep and Egg series, and will be relatable to parents and children alike.


About the Author

Laura Gehl is the author of several picture books, including One Big Pair of Underwear, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld. Laura has four children, three of whom waited to hatch until well past forty weeks. She and her family live in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Joyce Wan is the author and illustrator of many popular board books, including You Are My Cupcake and We Belong Together. She is also the illustrator of Sandra J. Howett's Sleepyheads. Joyce lives in New York City.


Praise For Peep and Egg: I'm Not Using the Potty

“[A] delightful installment . . . Kids will appreciate the humor even if they’re past that stage.” —School Library Journal

Praise for the PEEP AND EGG books:
"Rendered with thick lines, flat colors, and simple cartoonlike shapes, Wan’s illustrations are a joyous complement to Gehl’s text." —Kirkus Reviews

"Gehl’s just-enough text delivers a spot-on channeling of a coaxing parent and oppositional child, while Wan blends expressive emoji-like characters (even unhatched, Egg has a vividly cranky personality) with ingeniously geometric settings." —Publishers Weekly

"Charmingly illustrated by Wan with bold strokes and spot-on facial expressions, this picture book is delightful. Gehl has created an appealing duo with the enthusiastic Peep and the lovably neurotic Egg...A clever way to demonstrate overcoming one’s fears." —School Library Journal

“Bold colors, thick lines, and strategic use of white space and panels enhance this preschool-friendly tale about overcoming fears.”—The Horn Book

Praise for THE WHALE IN MY SWIMMING POOL:
“Large, colorful illustrations set against ample space make this appropriate for group sharing...droll touches, such as the shark in the neighbor's pool, keep it fun.” —School Library Journal

“Using an adorably chunky kawaii aesthetic that fans of her previous books will recognize, Wan (Sleepyheads) serves up a whale-size dilemma... Wan's comedic sensibilities shine as the boy tries various methods to remove the whale, which maintains a state of unruffled serenity... A compromise lets everyone win, while a zinger ending suggests the boy's animal problems are only beginning. Wan's cuddly, candid world is the sort that readers will want to step into again and again.” —Publishers Weekly

“Wan's curvilinear and comforting style recalls Hello Kitty and other Japanese pop art in its fat dark lines and squat characters, but the hero has an antic physicality and a wide range of emotional expressions. Her world feels safe and joyful, even as the hero experiences anger and frustration.” —The New York Times Book Review