Time to Pee!

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Time to Pee!
Author Mo Willems
Genre children's books
picture books
Publisher Hyperion Books
Publication date
Pages 40
ISBN 978-0-7868-1868-6
OCLC 51264811
649/.62 21
LC Class HQ770.5 .W56 2003

Time to Pee! is a children's picture book by Mo Willems. Released in 2003 by Hyperion Books, it is a book about toilet training. It also contains a progress chart and a page of motivational stickers. The book's instructions are presented by a group of mice toting signs and banners. Willems joked in an interview, "My basic theory is that kids will never listen to adults, but they will listen to an infestation of mice."[1]


The book was generally well received by critics. Horn Book Magazine's Kitty Flynn remarked that "the book is perfectly attuned to preschoolers' sensibilities and funny bones,"[2] while Kris Jensen of the Grand Forks Herald called it "an adorable little book, just right . . . for both the Rosemond and Brazelton camps".[3] Janis Campbell of the Detroit Free Press described it as "a funny and straightforward guide", adding, "[P]ublishers have recognized this milestone and you might as well handle it with humor".[4] The book was even reviewed by Entertainment Weekly, who remarked, "Surely this book will whiz straight to the top."[5]


  1. ^ Dylan Foley. "Funny daddy". The Star-Ledger. 3 July 2005.
  2. ^ Kitty Flynn. "Time to Pee!" Horn Book Magazine. Jan/Feb 2004. Vol. 80, Issue 1. pg. 75.
  3. ^ Kris Jensen. "A little bathroom reading". Grand Forks Herald. 4 January 2004.
  4. ^ Janis Campbell. "Youngsters consider winter a wonderland". Detroit Free Press. 28 December 2003.
  5. ^ "Time to Pee!". Entertainment Weekly. 3 October 2003.