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Children's Fiction Diversity & Multicultural

My Pocket Bathroom

by (author) Yan Du

illustrated by Erin Vanessa

Yeehoo Press
Initial publish date
May 2023
Diversity & Multicultural
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    May 2023
    List Price

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A sweet story about the importance of self-care and having a place of one's own.
Po is a small girl living in a BIG, loud city who has always had to share her favorite relaxing retreat - her bathroom - with her busy family. But when a mysterious visitor arrives one night, everything changes.
Po's bathroom is a place where she can be herself, enjoy quiet time, and do anything she dreams of: put on shows, dance and sing, and create whatever she imagines. But her mom, dad, and brother always barge in and interrupt her alone time. She wishes for a sanctuary all her own. Then one night, Lady Violet, a beautiful toilet guardian, appears with a magical gift. Things for Po will never be the same. But maybe she isn't the only one who needs her very own private bathroom.
Author Yan Du and illustrator Erin Vanessa bring to life a sweet story about the importance of self-care and having a place of one's own.

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Contributor Notes

You can also call her Zoe. She is a CSC-Cambridge Trust scholar of children's literature and culture and a lover of stories. She began translating picturebooks in 2018 and has translated Marc Martin's award-winning book, A Forest, and a more recent one, Max. She has published original research on children's literature since 2020. She also writes for children's magazines such as Phoenix English. This is her first authored picturebook. Erin Vanessa is a Canadian illustrator who hand-paints with watercolour, gouache, and pencil crayon. In addition to children's books, her art can be found on stationery, greeting cards, puzzles, and home decor products around the world. She's a former video game producer, runs a lot (because she loves baking cookies and eating cheese), and loves dogs. Her inspirations include video games, beautiful food, and vintage botanical illustrations.

Editorial Reviews

A girl finds relief in the unlikeliest of places . . . The whimsical, first-person narrative will engage readers, as will the art. Featuring big-eyed characters, the bright, textured cartoon illustrations pop with movement. The book concludes with a fascinating note about bathroom gods in mythologies around the world . . . A quirky yet tastefully done tale about the ivory throne.-Kirkus Reviews