9.8.2015: The Big-Mouth Bet is on!

Get ready for some toothy trouble.

Anna, Banana, and the Big-Mouth Bet comes out today and I can't wait for readers to sink their teeth into it. This was the trickiest of the Anna, Banana books to write, but it's my favorite one so far. I hope you'll like it!

Here's the plot:

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 this bet.

And here's a bite from Chapter Nine: You Bet.

No way was I doing that during class. Even the idea of it was embarrassing. And Ms. Burland would give me detention for life.

But I wasn't going to lose this bet anyway. I had to win it, for me and my friends.

"Fine," I said. I stuck out my hand to shake on it.

Justin beamed. "Really?"

"Whatever," I said. We shook.

I picked up my lunch tray and followed my friends to our table, trying to look like I didn't care. I took a big bite of the pizza and said, "Mmm," but the truth was I couldn't even taste it. My insides felt heavy, like they were already stuffed with cheese. Cold, lumpy cheese and regret.

I should never have gotten pulled into that big-mouth bet. This loose tooth was causing nothing but trouble.

Please ask for Anna, Banana, and the Big-Mouth Bet at your local bookstore or library, or find it online at one of these fine places: Indiebound B&N | BAM | iTunes | Amazon | Target | S&S. Thanks, and happy reading!