"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.
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, June 1, 2013: "This season-spanning turn with high-spirited Sophie offers endearing lessons about nurture and regeneration."
Sophie's Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller; illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf