Zora's Zucchini

Zora's Zucchini

Zora's Zucchini

Zora's Zucchini


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A YOUNG GARDENER LEARNS ABOUT SHARING FOOD AND THE REWARDS OF GROWING A COMMUNITY THROUGH FOOD." The first zucchini of a summer garden is always exciting, but what happens when the plants just keep growing...and growing...and growing? Zora soon finds herself with more zucchini than her family can bake, saute, or barbecue. Fortunately the ever-resourceful girl comes up with the perfect plan—a garden swap! Author Katherine Pryor and artist Anna Raff followup with their first book, Sylvia's Spinach, with this playful story of a child who discovers not only the wonder of growing food but the satisfaction of growing a community. Shelf Awareness, says "Zora's Zucchini satisfies every appetite with its clean, happy storyline and whimsical illustrations." and Tom Watson, EcoConsumer, writes "We'll never make headway with the pressing environmental issues of our time - such as climate change, community-building and food waste - without brilliant, fun little books like Zora's Zucchini ." A Whole Kids Foundation Book Club selection.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998436616
Publisher: Readers to Eaters
Publication date: 09/26/2017
Series: Kids Garden Club , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 177,673
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 4 - 10 Years

About the Author

Katherine Pryor made her picture-book debut with Sylvia’s Spinach. A particularly bountiful August harvest in her Seattle community garden inspired her to write Zora's Zucchini.

Anna Raff’s family grew zucchini in their garden when she was a child. Now she raises succulents and cacti in her New York City apartment. She illustrated Sylvia's Spinach and many other children's books.

Read an Excerpt

As June warm turned to July hot, Zora tended her garden. She watered the plants when their leaves got droopy, and cheered every time she saw a new yellow-orange zucchini blossom.

One morning, Zora spotted her very first zucchini!
She snapped it off the vine with a quick twist, and raced to show her family.

Zora’s family found a new way to cook zucchini every day. Her brother made bread. Her sister made soup. They all marinated and grated and barbecued. As Zora’s garden grew, her family ate zucchini for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
“More?” Zora offered.

By the first day of August, Zora’s garden was a jungle of prickly, tickly, bushy, blossomy plants. Every single one of those plants was covered in zucchini. There was no way her family could eat it all.

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