“A fun and accessible title that lends itself to discussion of gardening, nutrition, and problem-solving.” —School Library Journal
"Full of the kinds of quiet details that make children return to a book again and again...Zora's Zucchini satisfies every appetite with its clean, happy storyline and whimsical illustrations."—Shelf Awareness
"What a delight! With whimsy, color, and even a few touches of hilarity, Zora’s Zucchini will surely inspire you to get planting. It captures the wonder of a first garden, the bounty of summer, and the promise of fresh vegetables....A reminder that good food is all about community.”
—Ian Cheney, Co-Founder, FoodCorps
"A joyful read filled with zest and zucchini!...Pryor offers a happy, community-based solution that uses cooking and friends to eliminate food waste. It's a super squash somersault of success!" —Amber Stott, Founder & Chief Food Genius, Food Literacy Center
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, sauté, or barbecue. Fortunately the ever-resourceful girl comes up with the perfect plan—a garden swap!
Author Katherine Pryor and artist Anna Raff, the team behind Sylvia's Spinach, tell the playful story of a child who discovers the wonder of growing food and the joy of growing a community.
"The perfect read for every present and future gardener!"
—Rick Swann, author, Our School Garden!
"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."
—Tom Watson, "EcoConsumer," KOMO4 TV (Seattle)
"Anna Raff’s illustrations are a wonderful companion to Katherine Pryor’s simple story and healthy message for young readers and eaters."
—Craig Seasholes, President-Elect, Washington Library Media Association, Librarian, Sanislo Elementary
"Zora’s Zucchini will undoubtedly inspire the natural desire in every child to grow and taste food and to be a part of the 'marketplace.'"
—Kristin Hyde, Director, Pure Food Kids Foundation