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Publisher Comments:

PAT ZIETLOW MILLER received an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor for Sophie's Squash, her picture book debut, which was published to four starred reviews and named a Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book. The book is based on a true story—Pat's own daughter, Sonia, once loved a squash. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin. Visit the author at patzietlowmiller.com.

ANNE WILSDORF is the illustrator of numerous books for children, including Dogs on the Bed by Elizabeth Bluemle, The Best Story by Eileen Spinelli, Alligator Sue by Sharon Arms Doucet, and the Ruby Lu series by Lenore Look. She lives and works in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Review:

"Debut author Miller takes the idea of playing with one's food to another level in this sensitive but funny story about a girl's affection for a squash. When Sophie selects a butternut squash at the farmer's market, her parents assume they will be having it for dinner. Sophie, however, quashes that plan by adopting the vegetable as her new best friend and naming her Bernice ('It was just the right size to hold in her arms.... Just the right size to love'). Despite gentle prodding to relinquish Bernice before she rots, Sophie brings her deteriorating pal to the library and somersaults with her in the yard. Miller's easygoing storytelling taps into the familiar scenario of children making fierce attachments to favorite objects; Sophie is passionate without being bratty, her parents are pragmatic but not harsh, and Sophie eventually makes new friends, including Bernice's offspring. Wilsdorf's (Five Funny Bunnies) winsome ink-and-watercolor scenes adeptly capture both Sophie's many moods ('Don't listen, Bernice!' she scowls when her mother suggests baking the squash with marshmallows) and her unruly pigtails. Ages 3 — 7. Author's agent: Ammi-Joan Paquette, Erin Murphy Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

"Miller's debut is a winner," declares Kirkus Reviews in a starred review.

On a trip to the farmers' market with her parents, Sophie chooses a squash, but instead of letting her mom cook it, she names it Bernice. From then on, Sophie brings Bernice everywhere, despite her parents' gentle warnings that Bernice will begin to rot. As winter nears, Sophie does start to notice changes.... What's a girl to do when the squash she loves is in trouble? With absolutely delightful text by Pat Zietlow Miller and downright hilarious illustrations from Anne Wilsdorf, Sophie's Squash will be a fresh addition to any collection of autumn books.

About the Author

Celebrate the fall season with this delightful and touching picture book, which received four starred reviews!

On a trip to the farmers' market with her parents, Sophie chooses a squash, but instead of letting her mom cook it, she names it Bernice. From then on, Sophie brings Bernice everywhere, despite her parents' gentle warnings that Bernice will begin to rot. As winter nears, Sophie does start to notice changes.... What's a girl to do when the squash she loves is in trouble?

With absolutely delightful text by Pat Zietlow Miller and downright hilarious illustrations from Anne Wilsdorf, Sophie's Squash will be a fresh addition to any collection of autumn books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307978967
Author:
Miller, Pat Zietlow
Publisher:
Schwartz & Wade Books
Author:
Wilsdorf, Anne
Subject:
Children s humor
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20130831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.29 x 8.32 x 0.35 in 0.75 lb
Age Level:
from 3 up to 7

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Product details 40 pages Schwartz & Wade Books - English 9780307978967 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Debut author Miller takes the idea of playing with one's food to another level in this sensitive but funny story about a girl's affection for a squash. When Sophie selects a butternut squash at the farmer's market, her parents assume they will be having it for dinner. Sophie, however, quashes that plan by adopting the vegetable as her new best friend and naming her Bernice ('It was just the right size to hold in her arms.... Just the right size to love'). Despite gentle prodding to relinquish Bernice before she rots, Sophie brings her deteriorating pal to the library and somersaults with her in the yard. Miller's easygoing storytelling taps into the familiar scenario of children making fierce attachments to favorite objects; Sophie is passionate without being bratty, her parents are pragmatic but not harsh, and Sophie eventually makes new friends, including Bernice's offspring. Wilsdorf's (Five Funny Bunnies) winsome ink-and-watercolor scenes adeptly capture both Sophie's many moods ('Don't listen, Bernice!' she scowls when her mother suggests baking the squash with marshmallows) and her unruly pigtails. Ages 3 — 7. Author's agent: Ammi-Joan Paquette, Erin Murphy Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , "Miller's debut is a winner," declares Kirkus Reviews in a starred review.

On a trip to the farmers' market with her parents, Sophie chooses a squash, but instead of letting her mom cook it, she names it Bernice. From then on, Sophie brings Bernice everywhere, despite her parents' gentle warnings that Bernice will begin to rot. As winter nears, Sophie does start to notice changes.... What's a girl to do when the squash she loves is in trouble? With absolutely delightful text by Pat Zietlow Miller and downright hilarious illustrations from Anne Wilsdorf, Sophie's Squash will be a fresh addition to any collection of autumn books.

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