by Pat Zeitlow Miller
Little Sophie starts off the book on an average adventure with her parents. They are just heading off to the farmer's market to pick up a few things for dinner. On the very first page, she's so helpful, she even picks out the finest squash available while her parents look on proudly. However, this young lady has absolutely no intention of eating that magnificent morsel. It quickly becomes her dearest friend.
Our staff was enamored with this story even before we knew the author is relatively local. How could we not be? Sophie even totes her pal to the library. She does eventually have to admit that the farmer she met on the day Bernice came home might know the best way to care for her as the squash begins to age. The reader is treated to roughly a year of Sophie's life and her relationship with a just right friend.