Annie Pitts, Artichoke

Book 1

Written and illustrated by Diane deGroat
SeaStar Books 2001
ISBN 1587170426 & 1587170434
Ages 7 - 10

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During a class trip to the supermarket, Annie Pitts almost puts an end to her acting career before it even gets off the ground when she throws a dead fish at her enemy Matthew. As punishment, she's served up the least appetizing part in the school play on nutrition: the artichoke. But Annie proves that the show must go on, even when the actors forget their lines...or fall flat on their backs!

From Booklist "Amusing and highly palatable reading fare, with sprightly, realistically drawn illustrations that enhance the book's energy and fun."