Anna, Banana, and the Recipe for Disaster
Anna, Sadie, and Isabel love sharing sweet treats, and they're ready to put their baking skills to the test. The plan? To make the best-ever cookies for the library bake sale! Even Anna's dog, Banana, feels certain the girls can win.
There's only one problem: Monica. Sadie and Isabel's new friend keeps stirring up trouble, and she might even be trying to steal Anna's best friends away from her. Can Anna's special new recipe help win them back, or will an unexpected ingredient turn things from sweet to sour?
Sadie perked right up. “Do you want to bake with us on Saturday morning?” she asked Monica.
Say no, say no, say no, say no, I thought. I didn’t want to be mean, but I also didn’t want to bake cookies with her. I barely knew this girl, yet somehow she and my best friends had a secret handshake and inside jokes. I didn’t want to include someone who made me feel so left out.
I knew that friendship, like the bake sale, wasn’t really a competition. But I couldn’t help it: I wanted to win.
—From Anna, Banana, and the Recipe for Disaster