Blueberries For Sal
By Robert McCloskey
About Blueberries For Sal
Blueberries For Sal was first published in 1948, but the timeless story was one of my favorite books growing up, and I couldn’t wait to share it with my son after our first trip to pick blueberries. In the story, a little girl, named Sal, goes with her mother to Blueberry Hill to pick blueberries so her mother can prepare for winter by gathering berries to can. A mother bear and her baby bear also go to Blueberry Hill to stock up and eat berries to get full for winter. While they are picking blueberries, there’s a mixup!
Blueberries For Sal is best for children ages 4+.
Why I enjoyed Blueberries For Sal
- I enjoy Blueberries for Sal because it’s a fun story about picking blueberries.
- It also gives me the opportunity to talk to my son about bears and how they store up food for winter, as well as the importance of staying together when we are out – so we don’t have any of our own mixups.
- I enjoyed the way the story is set up as a parallel of the two families and I could point out similarities to my own family too.
- Blueberries for Sal was awarded the Caldecott medal of honor in 1949.
Why my kids enjoyed Blueberries For Sal
- My son liked that the blueberries went Kerplink, Kerplank, Kerplunk when Sal put them in her pail.
- He also said he really liked the little bear.
- I think he also enjoyed the comparisons between Sal, the bears, and our own family, since we had just gone to pick blueberries ourselves.
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