Ah, Poop! Potty Training Books that Don’t Stink

Toddler scowling angry on potty while toilet training
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Good books for overcoming common potty training issues like toddler constipation: What to do when it hurts, why it’s a natural part of life, and where does poop come from?

Try reading these children’s books with your toddler which mix humor, wit, and actual helpful information. Although some parents find them distasteful, toddlers are universally delighted!

Potty Training Books for Toddler Constipation

‘It Hurts When I Poop! a Story for Children Who Are Scared to Use the Potty’

by Howard J. Bennett

Help your toddler gain the confidence they need to overcome this common problem and establish healthy toilet habits. The book explains how poop is made inside the body, and why different foods make using the potty easy or hard.


‘Super Pooper!: A cute story on how to bring fun and laughter to potty training.’

by Monika Sloan, Mike Motz, Jason Fain

Your toddler will love this book more than you do, but it makes pooping sound heroic. Perfect for inspiring an action-oriented boy.


‘Where’s the Poop?’

by Julie Markes, Susan Kathleen Hartung

All creatures need a place to poop: tigers in the jungle, kangaroos in the outback, and hopefully soon, your toddler in the toilet. This interactive lift-the-flap book helps your child understand that he or she has a place to poop, too.


‘Everyone Poops’

by Taro Gomi, Amanda Mayer Stinchecum

Marvel at the enormity of the elephant`s poop and ponder the poop of a whale. This book celebrates the natural process of pooping with a blend of biology, social commentary, and a dash of humor.


‘The Story of the Little Mole Who Went in Search of Whodunit’

by Werner Holzwarth, Wolf Erlbruch

Originally published in 1964, this who-done-it story blends classic British humor with a bit of good science including how different animals have different kinds of poop depending on their diets. It was a #1 selling book in England, Germany and Australia for many years!