Welcome! See below for your FREE download of the "I Love Bananas" song by Peter Apel.  We hope you'll enjoy listening along with the book.

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About the Book

Fred Pinsocket is a little spaceman who just can't get enough of his favorite food.  Inspired by the I Love Bananas children's song by Peter Apel, this new book has children and their grown-ups either reading along or singing along as Fred flies across the galaxy, gathers bananas by the bunch and loads them into his blue and silver rocket.  The song is offered for FREE (download) as a musical companion for this sturdy, colorful picture book.

The pages are thick - easy for children's fingers to grasp and turn.  At just under 6" square (when closed), the book is right-sized for small hands, and for families on the go, it easily fits in a large pocket or purse.

Format: Board book. 5.625" X 5.625" 16 pages.  Made in the USA.
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Take advantage of our HOLIDAY SPECIAL PRICE! to spread more smiles to more kids this year. Default order is 1 board book, 1 "Dino" CD and 1 "Fred's Back" CD. Or you can mix-n-match. It's up to you! Make your selection in the drop-down when placing your order.

Choose from:

  • Book: Fred Pinsocket Loves Bananas (sturdy, colorful, portable)
  • Music CD: I've Got a Dinosaur on My Head!" (12 catchy, original songs, jewel case, full-color insert w/lyrics & liner notes)
  • Music CD: "Fred's Back!" (13 more catchy, singable, original songs, jewel case, full-color insert w/lyrics & liner notes)
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"By reading a delightful story like this, you will awaken an interest in pre-school children and create a memorable bond at the same time."
 - Alan Caruba, BookViews.com
"Young readers ... will giggle over and over again."
 - Kirkus Reviews

"Your books are so funny that they made my tummy growl."
 - R.O. Colorado

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    About the Author

    Peter Apel is singer-songwriter, author, illustrator and dad. In addition to the children's board book, Fred Pinsocket Loves Bananas, he has produced two collections of original songs for children: I've Got a Dinosaur on my Head! and Fred's Back! - both endorsed by KID'S FIRST - The Coalition for Quality Children's Media. Peter can be found throughout the Silicon Valley performing his catchy, original songs in school programs, libraries, shopping malls and special events. He is a member of The Children's Music Network and is a voting member of the Recording Academy.  As an author/illustrator, Peter is part of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA). He currently resides in San Jose with his wife and two children. Visit www.PeterApel.com to learn more about Peter's music and programs.

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    Other Details

    • Author: Peter Apel;
    • Illustrated by: Peter Apel;
    • Creative Direction by: Tracy Spencer
    • Format: Board book.  5.625 x 5.625" 16 pages;
      (7 interior spreads plus the cover spread).
    • Publisher: Fred Pinsocket Productions;
    • Printed by: Pint Size Productions
    • ISBN: 978-0-9907941-0-3
    • Made in USA
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