Sassy Tomatoes Excerpt

I’m the only one. I’m the only one that isn’t sassy. I always wonder why every tomato is sassy but me.

It was just a normal Saturday. I stayed in my shack until rush hour was over. I walked outside, all ready for work, when I saw the most sassiest tomato hopping towards me. I didn’t want to get in his way! I hid behind the Porter Pottytow [paw-tea-toe] but Randall still found me. His face was more red than usual!

“Why did you stain Mrs. Stem’s couch at the party last night, you couch tomato?” he asked me. “You broke the rules, you mis- chievous devil!”

“It was an accident,” I replied, “now I have to get to work!”

“I don’t care!” he answered. “Now you lis- ten to me, you have to–”

“–get to work,” I interrupted. “Now will you please move out of my path?”

“No, you’re not the boss of me!” he whined. “You have to pay a fine of…uh, let’s see…$10,000 first.”

“Okay,” I answered. I had a plan. “First, I have to go earn my paycheck at work.”

See where I’m going with this?

“Fine,” Randall snapped, rolling his eyes. “I’ll be looking for you, Tina!”

“Okay,” I agreed.

I hopped off to work so my sassy boss, Tim, wouldn’t yell at me for being “late”.

When work was done, I waited for rush hour to be over. When it was, I went outside. Guess who I saw? Randall, hopping towards me.

“He must want that paycheck I told him I had,” I thought, hiding behind the Porter Pottytow again. Of course, he found me again because I hid there last time and he saw me hide behind it…both times.

“Tina…WHERE’S MY PAY-CHECK?!” he screamed.

I didn’t answer. We stood there for a couple of seconds and I finally made a move. I sprinted. I hopped towards my house as fast as I could. He was trailing after me. I reached the door and went inside. I closed it as tight as I could. I was just about to lock it, but I had just remembered: none of my doors have locks. So I went upstairs and put pressure on my bed- room door when I was inside it so Randall couldn’t break in. My chair and some baskets with stuffed animals in them were up against the entrance of my room.

I suddenly heard the sound of a door opening. I was sure Randall was in my room when I heard loud hops around the house. I had to made a plan to escape that sassy tomato. I just had to think.

Five Crows Excerpt

“Why would anyone want a crow?” Melvin asked me. “Crows are stupid.”

“No they aren’t!” I protested, crossing my arms. “Crows are brilliant!”

“I’d rather have a scarecrow for a pet than a crow,” Tabitha added. Everyone laughed. At me.

“You know, someday you’ll appreciate animals for who they are,” I told them. “Mom will never say no to getting a crow. I’ll even ask her today!”

“Pft!” Melvin scoffed, skeptically. “I bet you’ll have five crows tomorrow.” He was really good at being sarcastic!

“You know what, I’ve had it!” I shouted. “If I get one crow on Friday morning, you will owe me…20 bucks.”

“Deal!” he replied. “Get ready to pay up. I want a new basketball.”

“And I want five crows,” I answered, walking to the swings. YES! That was a good comeback.

I hopped on the swing next to Dana and smiled. “I’m getting a crow.”
“What?” she asked. “You’re mom is never going to let you get a crow.”

“Well, with a little trickering she will,” I explained. “I have a plan…”

Magically Acquainted

Book Seven in Claire’s Bullying Series: School Bullying 

Age Range 8 to 12 (108 Pages) 

Sky and Nora are mystical creatures on a whole new grade level. They are unprepared for what is coming up next. How could a unicorn and a mermaid go to the same school, you ask? You’ll just have to find out. Sky is a unicorn and is very shy. She is bullied by a rude fairy named Felicia Dankie. She tries to make Sky look “uncool” which is the thing she most feared–or so she thought. She later found out that losing her best friend was the scariest thing she could ever know. Nora is a mermaid and is very outgoing. She runs into a catty seahorse that is very sassy. This seahorse pushes her limits and even makes the outgoing mermaid cry. Join Sky and Nora as they try to solve the problem by making potions, fooling the bullies, and just talking it out. What will finally make the bullies stop?

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Magically Acq

Claire Burbank’s Books

Hello, my name is Claire Burbank and I am 11 years old. I have published seven books on iTunes. To reach them, all you have to do is search “Claire Burbank”. Here is a list of my first six books:booksflyer-dad mess with for site.pdf

  1. Bullying (The Bully Book)
  2. Five Crows
  3. Claire Burbank Book Collection Volume 1
  4. Sassy Tomatoes
  5. Mo Lemont
  6. Claire Burbank Book Collection Volume 2
  7. The Loop of Dreams
  8. Magically Acquainted

I also really enjoy sharing my books with people either just telling them about it or them reading my notebooks that I work with.

I have been writing since kindergarten, and I really love it. I love telling adventure, drama, comedy, and detail through writing. Most of my plot is original, but sometimes (mostly on my latest book) my sister/grandma/mom/dad help me with my stories. All my books except Loop of Dreams  have an anti-bullying and empowerment theme.  I’m so excited to have this website. Thank you so much for reading! Bye!