Tour and Giveaway for BOB THE BANANA GOES BAD by Steve Petzinger and Selai Akbar-Hussain

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Book Details:

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.


  Book Description:

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.

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Bob the Banana Goes Bad is the cutest book about a banana waiting for someone to finally pick him to eat. Along with his friends, some of them being Burnie the Big Bagel, who is the mayor, or Arvid the apple and Patrick the Potato. Meet these friends and more in this beautiful book. 

The refrigerator is full of fruits and vegetables just waiting their turn to be picked to eat. None of them wants to stay until they are gone bad. No one wants to be left out. This is such a cute way of teaching children how important each of them is. I love the beautiful colors, the blue cover with Bob the Banana is so pretty. Juan Dias does an amazing job with creating the cover and each of these quirky and fun items in the refrigerator. The expressions on each face is just so adorable. This is a book that any child will want to read over and over. I highly recommend this book to any child’s library and the library of any school, daycare, preschool, and anywhere children will be. Bob the Banana Goes Bad is such an adorable book inside and out. This one is Five Stars for me. 

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


Now stay tuned for an interesting interview with authors

  • What is the message in the story that you would like to convey to the readers?
    • I want kids to learn that when things seem bad, they shouldn’t just give up hope. They always have the support from their friends, and in the end, things might end up better than they thought.
  • Is this a personal message to you and why?
    • I too, have experienced times where I thought things seemed bad in my life, but I held onto hope and things got better.
  • Other than writing, do you have any other creative talents?
    • For me, music is another creative outlet.  I was drawn to music when I was very young and went on to study it in school and perform with many groups over the years. 
  • How long have you been writing?
    • I only recently resumed my love of creative writing in recent years when my family urged me to publish Bob the Banana.  Before that, I enjoyed writing throughout grade school, though it took a back seat to music from college until now.
  • What do you enjoy about writing the most?
    • I enjoy the creative process of putting my thoughts and visions on paper.  Seeing it come to fruition in the end is the best part.
  • Will this be a series, or more?
    • I plan for Bob the Banana to be a series and I’m already working on the second 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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Tour Schedule:

June 14 –
Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
June 15 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
June 16 – I Read Kid’s Books – book review / guest post / giveaway
June 16 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
June 17 – Pause for Tales – book review / giveaway
June 18 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review / guest post / giveaway
June 21 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
June 22 – Lisa Everyday Reads  – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 22 – The Bespectacled Mother – book review
June 22 – @twilight_reader – book review
June 23 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
June 24 – Pick a Good Book – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 25 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review / giveaway
June 28 – She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway
June 29 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 30 – icefairy’s Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
June 30 – The Phantom Paragrapher – book review
July 1 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
July 2 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
July 2 – Lisa’s Reading – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
July 6 – Reading is My Passion – book review
July 6 – Because I said so- adventures in parenting – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 7 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
July 8 – Laura’s Interests – book review / author interview / giveaway
July 9 – The Adventures of a Travelers Wife – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 9 – The Book Review Crew – book review / guest post / giveaway 

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