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sophieSophie’s Squash – A Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book

by Pat Zietlow Miller

When Sophie decides that the squash she chose at the local famer’s market is “just the right size to hold in her arms. Just the right size to bounce on her knee. Just the right size to love,” it becomes  Sophie’s new friend Bernice. Sophie and Bernice do everything together until one day when Bernice looks blotchy. After the man at the farmer’s market tells Sophie that fresh air, good, clean dirt and a little love will keep a squash healthy, she buries Bernice in the yard. Later that spring when  Sophie spots a sprout where she buried Bernice, she spend times with it. Soon the spout grows two tiny squash, Bonnie and Baxter, who are “just the right size for Sophie to hold in her arms and  bounce on her knee. Just the right size to love.” Great loop back to the beginning!

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