Bob the Banana Goes Bad
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.
Inside Mr. Abbott fridge resides a variety of foods. They are managed by Bernie the Bagel. He is the mayor. He gives all the food a pep talk about staying positive. There is just one problem...Bob. Bob the banana has gone bad. He is no longer fresh but brown. No one will want to pick him. Even with the encouragement of the other foods, Bob is sad. What will become of Bob? To find out you have to pick up a copy of this book for yourself.
The illustrations were great. They were not too busy and simple. I notice that if the ages are too busy that it can be a bit overwhelming and even distracting to young readers. I know this has happened before with my niece when I am reading to her.
All the names of the various foods were funny. They started with the letter of the alphabetic in which the food item started with. So there is April the apricot, Beatrice the beet, and Arthur the artichoke to name a few. Young readers will enjoy this book.
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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