Sophie's Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller
By Janie Reinart
Doughnut take this challenge lightly. Pretty peas? Choose a character from a smorgasbord of
food for your next picture book story. One of my favorite stories is Sophie's Squash by Pat
about her new book, Avocado Asks, to find what inspired her story.
Speaking of peas, Arlo Rolled by Susan Pearson reminds me of the gingerbread man story. Arlo
is looking for independence and sets out on his own.
"At the end of the garden,
next to the berries,
lived Mary, and Gary, and Terry, and Sherry
five peas in a pod--
a plump, fat, green group,
perfect for salads
and stir-fries and soup.
"NO WAY!" said Arlo."