Shea, Bob Dinosaur vs. the Potty. Hyperion Books for Children, 2010. $15.99. PICTURE BOOK. This book tells about "competitions" between a young dinosaur and the potty. These competitions include making lemonade, splashing in the sprinkler, and drinking three juice boxes...all against the potty. In other words, the dinosaur has to decide whether or not he will go to the bathroom after doing each of these activities. Shea's book seems like it is trying to be clever, but it never really achieves its goal. The whole idea of battling the potty is fun, but the execution of the story gives the book a rushed feeling to it. The illustrations are busy and difficult to follow. However, some people might enjoy the book because anything that will help toddler go to the bathroom is definitely good. Pre-K, EL (K-3) – OPTIONAL. Brent Smith, Reading Teacher.