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Sophie's Squash

Written by Pat Zietlow Miller & illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf
Published by Schwartz & Wade
5.0 / 7.0
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Goodreads Rating - 4.3 / 5.0
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What's Sophie's Squash About

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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?

The recipient of four starred reviews, an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor, and a Charlotte Zolotow Honor, Sophie’s Squash will be a fresh addition to any collection of autumn books.

What Kind of Book is Sophie's Squash

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B is for Bookworm
Book-loving mama who believes you're never too old for magical stories of talking animals and imaginary worlds.
5.25 / 7.0

Sophie’s grocery turns into her best friend, and later, her new squash plant! This cute story about an unexpected garden is so fun and I love that Sophie turns the squash into her friends by drawing faces on them.

The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
4.75 / 7.0

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Who Wrote Sophie's Squash

Pat Zietlow Miller

Pat Zietlow Miller is a bestselling children’s book author. She is the author of Sophie’s Squash, which was starred by Kirkus, Booklist, SLJ, and PW, as well as awarded the 2014 Crystal Kite Award, the 2014 Golden Kite Award, a 2014 Charlotte Zolotow Honor, and the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor. Her second book, Wherever You Go, received two starred reviews and has sold in multiple translations. She is also the author of Sharing the Bread, Sophie’s Squash Goes to School, and The Quickest Kid in Clarksville.

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Who Illustrated Sophie's Squash

Anne Wilsdorf

Anne Wilsdorf’s illustrations for <i>Sophie’s Squash</i> were described as “bursting with color and energy on every page” in a starred review from <i>Booklist</i>. She has illustrated numerous books for children, including <i>Sophie’s Squash Go to School</i>, the sequel to Pat Zietlow Miller’s <i>Sophie’s Squash</i>, as well as Susan McElroy Montanari’s <i>My Dog’s a Chicken</i>, Elizabeth Bluemle’s <i>Dogs on the Bed</i>, Eileen Spinelli’s <i>The Best Story</i>, Sharon Arms Doucet’s <i>Alligator Sue</i>, and Lenore Look’s Ruby Lu series.

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Anne Wilsdorf's Book Dedication

For Ariane Goetz

Pat Zietlow Miller's Book Dedication

To my delightful daughter, Sonia, and the squash she loved

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Book Details

Publication Date:
January 1, 2013
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The text of this book is set in Hoefler.
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The illustrations were rendered in watercolor, ink, and China ink.
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