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Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk go the blueberries into the pail of a little girl named Sal who--try as she might--just can't seem to pick as fast as she eats. Robert McCloskey's classic is a magical tale of the irrepressible curiosity--not to mention appetite--of youth. Sal and her mother set off in search of blueberries for the winter at the same time as a mother bear and her cub. A quiet comedy of errors ensues when the young ones wander off and absentmindedly trail the wrong mothers.
Blueberries for Sal--with its gentle animals, funny noises, and youthful spirit of adventure--is perfect for reading aloud. The endearing illustrations, rendered in dark, blueberry-stain blue, will leave you craving a fresh pail of your own. (Picture book)
Winner of A Caldecott Honor
A Fuse8 Top 100 Picture Book title
"The adventures of a little girl and a baby bear while hunting for blueberries with their mothers one bright summer day. All the color and flavor of the sea and pine-covered Maine countryside."—School Library Journal, starred review.
One of the best books ever. Simple, charming, readable for the very young, loveable for a long time!Published 1 month ago by Carol Leigh Wehking
my favorite childhood book. No wonder I always dream of bears. it's still as wonderful as the first day I discovered it.Published 3 months ago by andrea
Another of my book club picks:
Little Sal goes with her mother to pick blueberries, but ends up eating them instead. Read more
This true-to-life story with its endearing true-to-life illustrations is told simply, describing what happens when a little girl and her mother go blueberry picking,and meet up... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Susanne Niedballa
My kids love to be read to at night before bed and this book has been a family favourite for the past 12 years!Published on Oct. 21 2013 by Edmontonian
Both the story and blue-ink illustrations are simple but charming. There's nothing mythopoetic here, but there is something magical about just being out in the wide-open country... Read morePublished on July 16 2004 by Trent Dougherty
For our family, each summer we read "Blueberries for Sal" together. Then we drop the blueberries that we've bought (sadly not picked) into a tin bucket to listen to the kuplink,... Read morePublished on July 14 2004 by TulipGirl
This is a story that you were probably read as a child. It is one of those wonderful stories, so rarely written in this day of commercial tie-in books like Bob the Builder and... Read morePublished on Feb. 14 2004 by Miss Tresninos