The Log Family by Trent Lenderink & Tammy Trent {review}

Where do I begin with this story? Since this book is about potty training, I would say you should take it to heart to know that it’s going to be mildly amusing from beginning to end (no pun intended). And with the title “The Log Family” I think you should have general idea on where this story is going to go.The full color illustrations in this book are done exceptionally well. They certainly kept the interest of my 2 1/2 year old if nothing else. I will state that the book was a bit wordy for her attention span. As I read through this story the first time I was very amused by the humor put into a very serious thing. At least as serious as you can get with learning about the potty.

My daughter had plenty to say about The Log Family. She did keep saying The Log Family in specific were gross. She laughed out loud where in the story the main characters were expressing gas. She also noted to me that the poop was in fact not using swim towels for their own special beach trip but instead using toilet paper.  And she told me  her poop didn’t have a face. She kept telling me the story was wrong, apparently I can’t out smart her nor this book.

Maybe this potty training book will work better for someone else who doesn’t have a two year old who is wise beyond her years. Wise but not quite ready to take the leap to solely use the potty! I’ll read this book a few more times to her in greater hopes!  I’m totally saving it for my son though.

You can purchase it for just $11.99 at

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bring It On Communications to facilitate this review. The opinions expressed in this post are my own.