The Saddest Toilet in the World by Sam Apple

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In a cheeky and hilarious picture book, author Sam Apple and illustrator Sam Ricks share a silly story about the potty-training experience…from the toilet’s point of view!

Danny would sit anywhere and everywhere: a comfy couch, a bean bag chair, his mom’s lap, a playground swing.

The one place Danny wouldn’t sit?

The toilet.

When the pain of rejection becomes too much, the toilet does what any self-respecting toilet would do: He leaves home.

In Sam Apple’s rollicking children’s book debut, with illustrations by Sam Ricks, it’s boy vs. bowl in a hilarious contest of wills.

About Sam Apple

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SAM APPLE, who grew up in Houston, is a graduate of the creative nonfiction MFA program at Columbia University. Apple’s writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including The New York Times, Forward, and The Jerusalem Report as well as on He currently lives in Brooklyn and is a contributing book editor at Nerve.From the Hardcover edition.
Published June 7, 2016 by Aladdin. 32 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Toddler-PreS—One of the most creative toilet-training stories ever to make it to print. Danny, like many toddlers before him, is reluctant to touch his tush to the toilet. Understandably wounded by this flagrant rejection, despite Danny's mother's assurances, the toilet decides to pack u

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