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Children's Fiction Humorous Stories

Tinkle, Tinkle, Little Star

illustrated by Chris Tougas

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2018
Humorous Stories, Toilet Training
  • Board book

    Publish Date
    Apr 2018
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 2 to 4
  • Grade: p
  • Reading age: 2 to 4


Simple rhymes offer gentle reminders to Little Star about where not to tinkle: not in the car, not on a train, not a plane. Not in a sandbox, not on a slide --- and certainly not on Grandpa's knee! And then, of course, there's the golden rule: never tinkle in the pool! While trying so hard not to have an accident, Little Star's mounting distress is evident. Until, finally, relief arrives: the potty. “Good for you! You've come so far ... Now tinkle, tinkle, Little Star.”

Chris Tougas's offbeat, gender-neutral potty-training book is based on the popular nursery rhyme and can be read or sung. Tougas's background in animation for kids is apparent in the laugh-out-loud illustrations that feature Little Star's hilarious facial expressions as the toddler tries desperately to have fun while not tinkling. This somewhat irreverent but absolutely charming picture book brings hilarity and silliness to what can be a stressful time in a child's life. It makes a perfect gift for potty-training children or parents.

About the author

Chris Tougas is a writer-illustrator who loves dogs, the great outdoors, writing fun stories and making art. He has studied art and animation in both Canada and the United States, and has worked in film animation at Disney and other studios. Chris now lives and works in Victoria, British Columbia. His previous works before Dojo Daycare and Dojo Daytrip include Mechanimals (Orca 2007) and ART SUPPLIES (Orca 2008).

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Editorial Reviews

... delivers a sound and positive message of encouragement.

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