Blueberries for Sal Paperback – Sep 30 1976
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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.
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I love reading it to children from about age 3 to 9 but any age will appreciate the parallel story
as it alternates between showing a young child and her mother and a mama bear and her baby bear
as each teaches their youngster how to pick blueberries resulting in their chance encounter with each other.
It so clearly shows the innocence of all baby animals and the shining love of the mother for her baby...
a love shared and understood by all species of mother as they try to keep their child safe.
The book has gentle drama and intrigue. There is a reason the book is a classic
having been written in the 1940's and still loved. The pictures show amazing close ups and
distant scenes that make you wish to be an artist.
Most recent customer reviews
Fabulous in every way. There's beautiful art & an excellent story for small children.. It will certainly bring a smile to parents & grandparents. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Western Maven
One of the best books ever. Simple, charming, readable for the very young, loveable for a long time!Published 9 months 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 11 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 on July 6 2014 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
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