Bob the Banana Goes Bad Book Review & Book Tour Giveaway

My favorite memories involve roaming the shelves of our local library with our girls as they filled their canvas bags with children's books.One daughter would fill her bag in a few minutes--while the older one would consider all of her options.  I love sharing fun children's books!  Today, I have Bob the Banana Goes Bad!  Learn about the book and author, check out my thoughts--and be sure to enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.

Book Title:  BOB THE BANANA GOES BAD by Steve Petzinger and Selai Akbar-Hussain
CategoryChildren's Fiction (Ages 3-7),  38 pages
Genre:  Children's Picture Book
PublisherMascot Books
Release date:   June, 2021
Content Rating:  G for everyone.

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About the Book

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 Offers Fun Wordplay and Cute Characters.  The authors give readers fun puns and play on words that bring some smiles and giggles as the characters unite to help boost Bob's spirits as he fears "going bad" before he is chosen from the fridge.  They bring a colorful assortment of fruits, veggies, and kitchen staples together for a fun story with a background lesson for little readers. 


Simple Story with Simple Illustrations for Little Readers. The wordplay and text are simple and easy to understand--and the illustrations are fun and colorful while adding to the dialogue and storyline. Preschool-aged children will enjoy the story. 


Would I Recommend Bob the Banana Goes Bad?  This story is a cute children's book for families that love simple, entertaining stories with puns and light wordplay. I would recommend it to families and caregivers with young preschool-aged readers.

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Meet 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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