When Good Fruit Goes Bad

When Good Fruit Goes Bad

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When Good Fruit Goes Bad

Hank Huckleberry loves to sell fruit at his neighborhood grocery store where he is known for selling only the freshest and tastiest fruits and veggies around. But, what can he do when he walks into his store one morning, only to see that really some bad fruit have started to wreck the place and are making a fruity mess!

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"Gibbs and Gray's colorful tale introduces children to the concept of food waste and ways to prevent throwing away perfectly good fruit that may not look perfect! This story also opens up the conversation to discuss different types of fruits and creative ways to eat them."


...When Good Fruit Goes Bad can be used by adults to start discussions with children around wellness of body and mind, speaking up for yourself, caring about the health of others, and much more....."

City Dads Group -

Black author? Black superhero? Healthy eating? Messages about not judging based on looks? This book checks all the boxes. This is a fun book your kids will love that teaches good eating habits and acceptance even for folks who look a little different, using rebellious fruit as the example. It will make a wonderful addition to any kid's library and the illustrations are top-notch as well.

Aaron Gouveia

"When Good Fruit Goes Bad." This is a great book that parents will love to read with their kids. There
are a ton of valuable lessons you can teach your child in this book. The message of not judging a book by its cover is definitely needed now
more than ever. I highly recommend this book.


Fun, quirky illustrations accompany an offbeat original story with a
heart-warming message. Thoroughly enjoyed reading it, and it reminded me of so many books that helped shape my childhood. Highly recommended.

Matthew R. Cauley