New Book Tells Charming Tale About a Canine’s Struggle with Love and Attention

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Author Dr. Lotfi Bashir’s “The Adventures of Petey Pots and Pans” takes children to a fun-filled journey that allows them to learn valuable lessons and unleash their imagination

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SELMA, Ala. – Education is the best way for children to attain a better future. Author Dr. Lotfi Bashir believes that honing their skills and reviving their thirst for knowledge may be achievable by giving them books. This is the reason why he has penned this lovely picture book entitled “The Adventures of Petey Pots and Pans.” A vibrant book with colorful illustrations, this tells a fun and exciting story of Petey Pots and Pans and how he stood up to a bully. He imparts an important lesson that children will not easily forget.

It starts as Petey Pots and Pans, a Chihuahua puppy, arrives in his new home. He is a companion to another lonely puppy named Ducky Bobby. At first, they hit it off together. They play games and share food. But eventually, Ducky Bobby becomes disappointed about having Petey Pots and Pans around. He does not want to share the attention and the limelight with his new found friend. Ducky Bobby finds ways to make life difficult for Petey Pots and Pans. He bullies the latter relentlessly until one day, something happened that changed everything. What will it be?

Dr. Bashir embraced the “Reach Out and Read” program when it first started. He gave out thousands of children’s books provided through the program to the children of Alabama, however, like everything else, the funding to the program was drying out and so were the free books. So he decided to write his own children's book and give it to the children for free. He feels the children’s path to adulthood is like going through a long winding road filled with stumbling blocks and dangerous traps, but it is also studded with candles that light this exciting but sometimes dark road. Through his vibrant picture book, “The Adventures of Petey Pots and Pans,” he hopes to light another candle in their path.

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About the Author
Dr. Lotfi Bashir is a pediatrician who has been in practice in Selma, Alabama for the past 25 years. He went to medical school in Aleppo, Syria where he graduated in 1979. He moved to United States in 1983, where he did his pediatric training at the Medical Center of Delaware from 1985 – 1988. He moved to Selma shortly thereafter. Serving one of the poorest counties of the Black Belt was an eye-opener for Dr. Bashir. After seeing many potentially good children fall through the cracks of the system that was supposed to protect them, he was convinced that the only way out of their hapless future for many children was through education.

The Adventures of Petey Pots & Pans * by Dr. Bashir
Publication Date: 12/5/2013
Picture Book; $21.99; 34 pages; 978-1-4931-2007-9
Picture Book Hardcover; $31.99; 34 pages; 978-1-4931-2008-6
e-book; $3.99; 978-1-4931-2009-3

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