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Bob the Banana Goes Bad Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway

If you'd like to teach your little one about staying positive through a fun story, then you may what to check out Bob the Banana Goes Bad written by Steve Petzinger and Selai Akbar-Hussain. Learn more about this newly released picture book and enter to win a signed copy!

About the Book:

Book Title: Bob the Banana Goes Bad by Steve Petzinger and Selai Akbar-Hussain
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 38 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publisher: Mascot Books
Release date: June, 2021
Content Rating: G for everyone.

In this heartwarming story, Bob the banana goes on an emotional journey as he worries about going bad before he can be of any use to Mr. Abbot. With the help of his friends, he learns to hold on to the hope that he will get picked by Mr. Abbott before it is too late. Through their combined support and perseverance of his refrigerated friends, Bob may be just the right item for Mr. Abbot someday.

My Review:

Bob the Banana Goes Bad is a short and sweet story featuring a good variety of food items inside Mr. Abbot's fridge, with Bernie the Bagel as the mayor. Bob the Banana panicks when he finds out that he is browning. He worries that he'll never get picked by Mr. Abbot. Everyone else in the fridge tries their best to cheer him up and convince him that his day will come eventually. But Bob grows impatient and upset as time goes by. The fridge door suddenly opens. Will Mr. Abbot spot Bob and put him to good use before he goes inedible?

The book appeals to young readers with its colorful, vivid illustrations and cute characters with alliterative names that are fun to read aloud and easy to remember. It does a wonderful job of introducing children to fruits and vegetables in different colors and shapes. It also suggests different ways to cook and eat healthy food. Its message about staying positive and not giving up hope easily is loud and clear. Meanwhile, it shows the charm of friendship and a supportive community. My little one did have a question about why the banana gets into the fridge in the first place, because we usually store bananas at room tempature. I think it's also important to point out the difference between a browning banana and a rotten banana, for the latter may not be safe to eat. Other than that, the book would make a nice addition to your child's summer reading list.

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About the Authors:

Steve Petzinger first created the concept for Bob the Banana when he was just twelve years old. His mother kept the original version, and over the years, his family urged him to publish it. In 2020, he decided to finally take their advice.

Petzinger sought help from his close friend, Selia Akbar-Hussain, who has been teaching preschool for eight years. She has read hundreds of children’s books and is knowledgeable about children’s books content. After months of hard work, their dreams of publishing a children's book came true.

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One lucky reader will win a signed copy of Bob the Banana Goes Bad!

Giveaway ends 7/16. Open to US only. Please enter below. Good luck!


Disclosure: I received a free copy of the book to facilitate my honest review. icefairy's Treasure Chest is not responsible for winner selection or prize fulfillment.

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