This book starts with a three-page introduction for parents. It discusses your child's readiness and your approach.
The text for children is comforting and informative -- letting kids know that there was a time that parents did everything for them but now they are growing up.
Using the toilet on their own is another aspect of their growth, like dressing or feeding themselves.
Cartoon pictures show a little boy using a potty seat and his older siblings using the adult toilet seat. An older boy urinates standing up. Handwashing is shown.
Sidebars on most pages address questions that children might ask with the suggested answers. The process is emphatically positive though constipation and accidents are also mentioned. The book concludes with a page about attachment parenting.