Anna, Banana, and the Big-Mouth Bet
(Book Three in the Anna, Banana series)
Anna has a loose tooth! It’s as wiggly as her dog Banana’s tail. But while Anna is poking at her loose tooth, class clown Justin keeps poking fun at Anna and her friends.
Anna tries to make Justin leave them alone, and gets pulled into a high-stakes bet. If Anna wins, Justin has to play nice; but if Anna loses, she has to do something so jaw-droppingly embarrassing, even Banana can’t believe it.
There’s no wiggling her way out of this one. Anna has to win the bet and stop Justin’s annoying antics…before she gets in even more toothy trouble.
"This is just the kind of realistic fiction in which many middle grade girls will recognize themselves....There are just enough quirks in dialogue and plot to keep the story fresh and real for newly blossoming chapter book readers. Recommended." —School Library Connection
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I popped out of my seat, turned toward the coat hooks, and slammed straight into Justin. We both froze.
He looked at me with startled eyes for what felt like the longest second in the world. For a moment, I wondered if Justin was as worried about the bet as I was.
Then he spoke. “Better rush home and practice your dance moves,” he said, “since tomorrow you’ll be performing in the middle of class. Bawk bawk!”
I glared. “Better practice keeping your mouth shut,” I said, “since soon you won’t be allowed to open it at all.”
I stormed off without waiting for his comeback. This tooth had to come out now.
—From Anna, Banana, and the Big-Mouth Bet