A story that celebrates the special love between a child and her favorite toy – only in this case that toy is a butternut 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? Anne Wilsdorf illustrates. Published by Schwartz & Wade in 2013

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BE KIND is a New York Times bestselling picture book.

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