We have twins, boy and girl, who are in the midst of potty training. When my older son was learning, we accumulated numbers of books to make him familiar with the process. None were as motivating (or as cute!) as this one! My kids love the pictures, the pirate-y talk (the pirate boy says to the potty, "Prepare to be boarded!"), and the motivational stickers. Not every motivational system will work on every child - a good thing to keep in mind. But mine sure love these books (we also bought Princess Potty for my daughter - every bit as cute and useful!). Having read lots of kids' potty training books, I can't recommend this one highly enough.