Author(s): Pat Zietlow Miller
A perfect choice for parents and teachers looking to share a new fall picture book, here's a story that celebrates the special love between a child and her favorite toy-only in this case it's a butternut squash! 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 Miler and downright hilarious illustrations from Anne Wilsdorf, Sophie's Squash will be a fresh addition to any collection of autumn books.
PAT ZIETLOW MILLER is a children's book lover and the creative force behind the blog Read, Write, Repeat, where she reviews books for young readers. Sophie's Squash, her first picture book, is based on a true story-her own daughter, Sonia, once loved a squash. Her second picture book, Sharing the Bread- An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving Story, will also be published by Schwartz & Wade Books. 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 Sueby Sharon Arms Doucet, and the Ruby Lu series by Lenore Look. She lives and works in Lausanne, Switzerland.