#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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Just before leaving Sal drops a blueberry into her empty pail.

Looking for More Bluebfrries Reads? In the book, there’s no bloodshed of courseand the resolution is cute, though somewhat unrealistic. At the same time, a bear cub and mother are eating blueberries for the winter, and they do the same thing.

Blueberries for Sal

Sep 30, 64 Pages years. She meets some interesting ” friends” along the way, but it’s all innocence as the ‘s were.

It is Maine, it is blueberry picking, it is “life as it should be. Jan 28, Becky rated it it was amazing Shelves: They stopped eating berries and hurried aw ay. All the color and flavor of the sea and pine-covered Maine countryside.

The story surrounds a young girl named Sal who goes blueberry picking with her mother. Mccooskey wants to take her berries home and can them for next winter. Will each mother go home with the right little one? Partly for my niece and partly because of: As a Caldecott Winner, this would be considered in the “classic category.


About A Fuse 8 Production Features everything from librarian previews of upcoming children’s books to news, reviews, and videos. Either way, reading this book will make you and your child as happy as if you were eating blueberries in a meadow.

This page was last edited on 20 Februaryat Return to Book Page. A couple moments made me laugh, but the whole time it made me smile and remember the fun I had picking my own and time I got stung on the lip because I didn’t know a bee had flown in the bush.

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: Read this any time of year, but especially in late summer or mcclsokey fall, before or after a berry-picking or berry-buying excursion.

I’m not sure, mccloske the nature of mama bears in relation to their young, that the bear would take very kindly to seeing that her baby had been replaced with a human; that sounds like a recipe for disaster! Sal and her mother a picking blueberries to can for the winter. I spent a lot of time with this one as a young child. Feb 27, Bob rated it it was amazing.


Will each mother go home with the right little one? We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Second of all, what’s not to love about a story of mistaken identity set in a blueberry patch? The book uses a number of visual and verbal techniques to compare and contrast the bear and the human families.

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

Adorable illustrations, but the only thing I could think about while reading the book was that reality would have been a completely different story altogether! Set in a small town in Maine this picture book piece uses a single dark blue color and block printing for the illustrations. The cover illustration for Blueberries for Sal is of a small child sitting in a meadow, eating blueberries. Jul 10, Steve Holden rated it really liked robdrt.

The short simply consisted of shots of the original book’s illustrations – colorized therein – and featured a musical score performed entirely by woodwind instruments.

Top 100 Picture Books #31: Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

View all 7 comments. Perhaps this book would go well with a pint of blueberries to share with your child. Want to Read saving….