5 Minutes for Books –
Princess and Pirate Potty

If you happen to be the caregiver of a child who will soon be making that gigantic leap for toddlerhood, also known as potty training, listen up. Scholastic has published two new whimsical and fun-filled books to accompany your child’s experience. Written by Samantha Berger and illustrated by Amy Cartwright, Pirate Potty and Princess Potty will make your children laugh and get them excited to plop their bottoms down on the potty!

The publisher’s description says it best:

Both books provide a helpful, step-by-step story that introduces girls & boys to the concept of toilet training. Pirate Potty is a pirate-themed, toilet-training book that is fit for the little swashbuckler in your life! Includes a pirate’s hat and reward stickers! Princess Potty follows the same theme…a toilet-training book that is fit for the Royal Highness in your life! This book includes tiara and reward stickers!

I’m a big fan of these cute books! The illustrations are adorable, and the humor level is just perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. I found myself chuckling a bit, especially on this page from the pirate version. Oh, that X made me giggle!

I happen to have a three and a half year old princess and a two year old pirate in my care, and I’m happy to say that the princess has been using her royal potty for over a year now, but that pirate is still donning his jolly roger themed diapers. When the time comes (and man, I hope that time comes soon!), I can’t wait to pop out the pirate hat in this book and reward his beginning attempts on the potty with the gold doubloon stickers.

Now, if you think your own little pirate or princess would enjoy Pirate or Princess Potty, then you’ve come to the right place!

    Our giveaway today will feature

  • one Grand Prize winner who will receive a copy of each book and a $30 Target gift card (our favorite place to purchase new big girl and big boy undies!!).
  • In addition, two First Prize winners will win a copy of each book, as well.

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To enter, please leave one comment below (U.S. mailing addresses only, please). Our winners will be announced here on 3/8.

The winners of This Momentary Marriage are #34 Jenny Martin
#20 Ali
#26 From Diapers to Dorms

Disclosure: We received a copy of each book for review purposes.

Book Blogger Dawn’s little princess and pirate (and the older pirate, too) fill her days with reading adventures, laughs and blog-worthy material. Check out the fun at my thoughts exactly and her book reviews at 5 Minutes for Books.


  1. says

    Ah, this would be perfect as my youngest is coming up on the age of potty training! (I am so ready to get him out of diapers, since I have 5 children, and that is enough diapers to drive a momma crazy)

  2. Aimee Wade says

    My little girl is wanting to be a big girl and wear underwear, so we are starting a new adventure this week! This book would be great

  3. says

    Oh my gosh, I need this book!!! I tried to start potty training with my princess on Saturday, and it was a HUGE FAIL. So a book like this would be perfect!

  4. says

    My son needs help finishing up potty training and he LOVES pirates, plus I have a toddler daughter so she’d love the princess book when her time comes. Thanks for the chance!

  5. Merrie L. says

    I have been trying to potty train my youngest (4 yr old boy) for over a year! This might help… it sure can’t hurt! lol

  6. says

    I am wanting to potty train my princess this month, before her baby brother is born. So the Princess Potty book would be perfect for her. In a few years the pirate book will be perfect for my little pirate too.

  7. Vickie Couturier says

    We are now starting the potty training process with my 2 yr old grandson,I have a grandaughter that will start in a few months an more to follow,lol,I have 4 grandchildren age 2 an under,so these books would get a lot of use


  8. Elizabeth says

    my nearly 3 year old princess has been doing pretty good on the potty for about a month now, but a little extra encouragement would be great!

  9. says

    Oh I am in desperate need of this! My daughter who is just starting to walk has also decided now is the time to not want to be stinky. She has started bringing me the diaper and wipes before she does her deed and she’s only 13 months! I fear if I don’t catch this window now it will close for a few more years. 😉

  10. Snowflake07 (Audra) says

    I wish they had cute books like this when I was little and learning to potty. We’ll start training in a few months (hopefully) and these would be wonderful to use.

  11. Vicky H. says

    These books would be nice to give to my God-nephew. He should probably be preparing for potty training fairly soon.

  12. Margaret Smith says

    What a wonderful prize. My son isn’t quite ready yet, but will be in about 2-3 months(I hope). Thanks so much for this wonderful giveaway.

  13. says

    The books are adorable and would be so fun to give to a first time mother friend of mine. She would love the books and have fun spending the gift card on her little ones.

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  14. says

    My son is 3 and a 1/2 and we are trying….though unsuccessfully, to potty train him. Tried books, videos, rewards….nothing seems to be doing the trick. He goes when he feels like it and usually first thing in the morning and that’s about it. But he’s really into pirates so maybe this book will help things along! With my last of 5 almost potty trained, I desperately want to be out of the diaper stage!!

  15. says

    I plan to potty train the boys later this year. I don’t know how that will be with 2 kids. It might be lots of mopping and praying in my future.


  16. Angela C. says

    I would love to win this book. My princess is obsessed with potties currently and will soon be potty training. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  17. says

    What IS it about Target that makes them the best place to go for big kid undies? They have like every single cartoon character imaginable!

    I wish my undies were as cute.

    My husband’s cousin is living with us currently, because she needs help mommying. This would be a great resource to her little princess, because she is fighting us tooth and nail about potty training. (Can’t start preschool if you’re not potty trained)

    Now I kinda want to decorate our toilet as a pirate ship lol

  18. says

    I’ve got a 3 1/2 year old boy who seems resistant to potty training and he likes pirates so maybe this would be the impetus to get him to start going :)

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  19. says

    My oldest LOVES pirates! I wish I’d had this book when we potty trained him (which took forever – or so it seemed). I’d love to have it for the next one.

  20. says

    Ah, this would be fabulous to win – we’ve started potty training and I just about can recite “Once Upon a Potty” by heart. So can my daughter. It’s a great book, but I’m craving something new!

  21. Marc Kelly says

    Please, please, please let me win this as I need something different as my toddler just throws tantrums when asked to use the potty!

  22. Adele says

    We are just about to go on this great adventure of potty training with our little grandson. These books would be a big help.

  23. Angela C says

    I’d love to win these for my kids, I have two toddlers running around the house. These would be perfect! THANKS!

  24. Kathy D says

    Would love for training the next boy I nanny for… My sister is looking for one for her daughter i sould send he your way

  25. Heidi B. says

    I am entering this for a friend who is due in July…she is having a girl and is worried about the whole potty training thing. I could use the boy book for 3 other people who I know are pregnant….not sure what they are having yet, but odds are, one is a boy! Thanks.

  26. Rebecca says

    I have been looking for a good book to read my daughter while she is sitting on the potty. We just bought her a potty seat, and she is so excited to use it, but never does 😉

  27. Michelle Goodman says

    I would love to be able to sit down and enjoy these with my lil’ Princess Bryleigh! She would just love to sing and dance all the way to the potty…getting her off the pot would probably be the problem. :)

  28. susitravl says

    My nephew has 2 little ones that are being potty trained and they could probably really use these books and the Gift Card for “Big Kid” underwear. Thank goodness we are through with the potty training at our house.

  29. Erica C. says

    Haha I love this! It would be perfect for my sister who is battling with this very problem with her own boy.

  30. Marc says

    Thankfully, at 35, I myself have mastered the art of using the potty…but I have a toddler who hasn’t and this just might help.

  31. mike says

    Jr. isn’t potty training yet, but will be soon. I’d love to have the pirate book since he’s already into eye patches and yelling AAAAAARGH at the top of his little lungs all the time :)

  32. Rosey says

    I have a 2 1/4 yr. old, and it’s time to get serious about the potty training. These books look like a nice aid to help out. Thank you!

  33. Pam says

    I would love to win these books. My niece is starting with her oldest daughter and the youngest is almost ready. When she gets done it will be my grandson’s turn and the book will be past to him. Then it will be time for my niece’s twins and they will get the book. We share just about everything so we can cut down on the cost of things.

  34. Meghan Jeffers says

    In the process of potty training and, frankly cherrios are not working! Maybe this book will bring us both some inspiration!? Target would be a treat for us both! A special suprise from target after a sucessful potty trained pirate?

    Many thanx!

  35. R Hicks says

    Potty training is tough to get thru, but once your little one starts on his own, you will shout eureka at the top of your lungs. LOL!

    At least we did!

  36. Kristin says

    My little girl loves to read, so we read on our potty breaks. The reviews on these books are awesome. Hope I win!

  37. Kim Benton says

    I’m sure my granddaughter is sick of my “pee pee in the potty song” she needs this book. I’m keeping my finger crossed for her :). Thanks for the offer. And of course Target is the icing on the cake.

  38. says

    We’re still going through this with Ian- he was doing so well til the divorce etc but oh well- he’ll get there. Maybe this would help.

  39. Heather says

    We are potty training my nephew right now. This would be great for him, and the Target Card would be great for Big boy undies!

  40. Jenn Stanek says

    I have a 3 year old who is potty trained (took FOREVER) and a two year old who will not do anything on the potty. They’re completely different and it’s so frustrating. Looking for ANY help. LOL

  41. Diana Vo says

    I’d love to win both potty training books. They are so cute and I’m sure my kids would love them!


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