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For Zora, the first zucchini of her summer garden is exciting. But what happens when the plants grow out of control?
Zora is bored. Or at least, she was bored until she decided to plant zucchini in her summer garden. When the zucchinis start to grow, her family makes all kinds of recipes out of them: zucchini bread, zucchini soup, zucchini marinated, grated, and barbecued. They eat the vegetables for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Zora can’t get enough!
But the zucchini patch keeps growing, and growing—and growing. Soon, Zora finds herself with more zucchini than her family can hope to cook. She decides to start a garden swap. Will her neighbors show up to trade produce? Or will Zora get buried under a mountain of fresh zucchini?
Published by Readers to Eaters, Zora’s Zucchini is about discovering not only the wonder of growing food, but the satisfaction of growing a community. The story also demonstrates an important truth: Children are more interested in eating the foods they have a hand in growing, preparing, and cooking. Written by Katherine Pryor and illustrated by Anna Raff.