Mia and Max help their grandma and grandpa prepare the vegetables from the garden. Before long the beets and cucumbers are sweet pickles!

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Narrator: Female

Sweet Pickles Excerpt:

Mia blinked and slowly opened her eyes. It had been a lovely nap.  She stretched and looked over at her brother.  “Max? Are you awake?”
Max slowly sat up and stretched.  “Of course.” he said with a yawn.
“Well, I’m going to see what we can do with grandpa and grandma.” She paused. “Do you smell that?  I smell something sweet.”
“So do I!”  Max said. “I wonder what it is?”
Max and Mia quickly hopped out of their beds and headed to the kitchen, where they found grandpa running the beets they had picked under cool water.
“Are you ready to help pickle the beets?” He asked.
“And the cucumbers?” said grandma.
“Yes!” Both Max and Mia exclaimed.
“OK, I’ve boiled the beets, and now I’m cooling them. After you wash your hands, we’ll peel them.”

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