The Saddest Toilet in the World

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11.2 X 8.5 X 0.4 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author
Sam Apple teaches creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania and is the author of American Parent and Schlepping Through the Alps. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, the Financial Times Magazine, and the, among many other publications. A native Texan, Apple now lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Jennifer, and their three children: Isaac, Lila, and Nina. Sam Ricks grew up creating stories about toxic fruitcakes and peanut butter-snatching aliens. He is the illustrator of several books for young readers, including The DATA Set series. Sam earned his BA from Brigham Young University and his MA from the University of Baltimore. He is a founding member of Cotopaxi: Gear For Good. He, his wife, and their five children live in Salt Lake City, Utah. Visit Sam at
A "laugh-out-loud respite from charts, rewards, and accidents. ...Reluctant potty-goers might be encouraged to hit the head after this ridiculous adventure."--Horn Book "June 20, 2016 "
A hilarious story of toilet training that will make you laugh out loud!--Houston Family Magazine "June, 2016 "
A mashup of toilet humor and self-esteem lit that's as lemony fresh as a newly scrubbed bowl.--Publisher's Weekly "March 28, 2016 "
One of the most creative toilet-training stories ever to make it to print. ... Bizarre enough to work its magic.--School Library Journal "June 1, 2016 "