Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Star-Crossed Rascals now available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon

Hooray! My chapter book, Star-Crossed Rascals is now available on Barnes and Noble as well as on Amazon. I'm so excited as this was the first story I ever wrote. I also did the illustrations myself.

I hope kids all over the world will enjoy the naughty antics of Pollyweena Grubble and her best friend, Gertie McDougal. Keep watching for a competition to win a copy. I will post that in a few days.

Polly is doing her happy dance because she's so excited to share her world with other kids. I will also be posting a film of Polly on Utube very soon.

Here is an excerpt from the book:

Auntie gave me a bucket of soapy water and passed me a toilet brush.
Frowning, I looked up. “What’s that for?”
She folded her arms and grinned. “You’re going to clean the toilet.”
I stared at that bristly white brush. “I don’t know how to clean a toilet,” I said. “I’m just a little kid.”
“Well,” she said, “You’re never too young to learn.”
Poo! That toilet stunk. I squinted at her and said, “I don’t want to clean a yucky toilet bowl. Mum never makes me.”
“Really?” she said. “But you didn’t mind eating other people’s filthy chewing gum and mouldy dog poo. Did you?”
I put my hands on my hips. “I didn’t eat them,” I said. “I just tasted them a bit.”
“Well, from now on,” she said. “You can clean the loo every time you’re naughty. Now get on with it. And wipe the floor while you’re at it.” She passed me the mop on her way out. But as soon as she closed the door, I shook it at her. Then I leaned it against the wall.
My friends didn’t have to clean toilets. Pinching my nose, I peered into the bog hole. Gross! I didn’t want loo slime on my fingers. But that toilet brush was way too short. I grabbed the mop instead. I dunked it in the bucket and shoved it down the poo hole. After jiggling it about, I pressed it down real hard. Auntie wouldn’t be happy if I didn’t clean it good.
Oops. It jammed in the bend. I pulled and pulled, but it wouldn’t come out. Yipes! Now what would I do?

Here are the links to Barnes and Noble and Amazon:

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