#31 Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey () 54 points. It’s hard to pick a favorite McCloskey, but I think of this one every time I pick. What happens when Sal and her mother meet a mother bear and her cub? A Caldecott Honor Book! Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk! Sal and her mother a picking. Full text of “BLUEBERRIES FOR SAL – ENG – ROBERT MCCLOSKEY”. See other formats. ONE day, Little Sal went with her mother to Blueberry Hill to pick.

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I would recommend this book to children ages four and up since there is nothing inappropriate in this book.

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Dec 12, Tessa Baer rated it it was ok Shelves: He grew up in Hamilton, Ohio, and spent time in Boston, New York, and ultimately Maine, where he and his wife bkueberries their two daughters. Sal drops three berries in her bucket, then eats them.

Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. View all 7 comments. One of my favorites as a child. Meanwhile Sal’s mother is being followed by a small bear with a big appetite robery berries! They’re just fingernails on my personal blackboard.

Recommended for ages 2 to 6.

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The drawings were made in the late ‘s ,blueberry blue, but are absolutely timeless. Then she picked more berries and dropped one in the bluebrrries — kuplunk! Then she turned and walked away quickly to look for Little Sal. It is now biegy-grey, well worn, loved, and tattered. Such a delightful story! View all 11 comments.


Sal and her mother a picking blueberries to can for the winter. This book-and-audio edition features the Puffin paperback picture book edition of Blueberries for Sal accompanied by a compact disc that features a lively, professional reading of the story. Little Sal becomes tired, and ultimately becomes separated from her mother.

Sal and her mother go out to pick blueberries. Sep 17, 64 Pages years. Oh and when a bear comes, doesn’t rush to find her child, but just casually looks for him?

Meanwhile Sal’s mother is being followed by a small bear with a big appetite for berries! Jan 28, Becky rated it it was amazing Shelves: The reason I picked this one? View all 12 comments. Jul 10, Steve Holden rated it really liked it.

Either way, reading this book will make you and your child as happy as if you were eating blueberries in a meadow. I remember how I used to sit beside my mother while she would peel the peas out of the pea-pod and place them in a container for cooking and I would peel them off to eat the peas, contributing a few only when she gave me the look: Blue makes sense, though. Little Sal’s mother is picking blueberries to can for winter; Little Bear’s mother is eating blueberries–and encouraging Little Bear to eat blueberries–so they can save up lots of fat for hibernating that winter.


The illustrations match the description of the story with beautiful, realistic, linear style drawings of the protagonists out and about in nature. Jun 09, Charles rated it it was amazing. Madeline in London Ludwig Bemelmans.

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Blueberries for Sal

Sal ends up with the wrong mother! My current three-year-old is always resistant to hearing this story read aloud to him, however, I talked him into hearing it when I told him there was a talking bear inside. She knew just what made that kind of a noise!

Recent Posts 31 Days, 31 Lists: The bear’s way of preparing for winter is more natural for Sal who soon wanders off to eat. The adventures of little Sal and the baby bear while hunting for blueberrie What a charming book! What a charming book! Feb 06, 9 Minutes years. Blueberries for Sal could potentially become a favourite for another generation Four of those eight books were set in Maine: Return to top of page.

Such a carefree time, I wish it were still that way. I think the art is nice – mostly black and white illustrations.