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  • Published: 17 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9780593181690
  • Imprint: RHUS Children's Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $16.99

Sophie's Squash




Kids will love this playful story of of a unique fall friendship between a girl . . . and her 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?

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.

  • Published: 17 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9780593181690
  • Imprint: RHUS Children's Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $16.99

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Praise for Sophie's Squash

"In a perfect blend of story and art, the humorous watercolor-and-ink illustrations are bursting with color and energy on every page... This is a paean to love and friendship, which can come in all species, shapes, and sizes."--Booklist, starred review "With lessons on life, love, and vegetable gardening, this tale will be cherished by children, and their parents will be happy to read it to them often."--School Library Journal, starred review "Sensitive but funny... Miller’s easygoing storytelling taps into the familiar scenario of children making fierce attachments to favorite objects."--Publishers Weekly, starred review "This season-spanning turn with high-spirited Sophie offers endearing lessons about nurture and regeneration."--Kirkus Review, starred review

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