#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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blueberrries First of all, Sal looks like my most vivid memories of my sister when she was that age, so I love her. I don’t think it’s suitable for kids who live in areas where there are actual bears; it could easily give them the wrong idea. Follow FuseEight Tweets by fuseeight. Her mother walked slowly through the bushes, picking blueberries as she went and putting them in her pail.

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

Little Sal struggled along asl, picking blueberries and eating every single one. The obvious parallels between Little Sal and Little Bear were great hits with the kids.

Both families pictures are similar in compositions, but they head in opposite directions when they reach the blueberry patch. Blueberries for SalRobert McCloskey.

The cover illustration for Blueberries for Sal is of a small child sitting in a meadow, eating blueberries. The nephew thought this book was funny. 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 blueberrkes can save up lots of fat for hibernating that winter.

I grew up listening to my mom read this one.

Blueberries for Sal

Jul 10, Steve Holden rated it really liked it. I would recommend this book to children ages four and up since there is nothing inappropriate in this book. Apr 10, Logan rated it it was amazing.


She was walking along, picking berries, and thinking about canning them for next winter. Our customer reviews Fantastic story about how a bear cub and a fobert child end up seperated from their mothers and instead, end up with the other mother and then reunited with their own mothers. And Fof Sal and her mother went down the other side of Blueberry Hill, picking berries all the way, and drove home with food to can for next winter — a whole pail of blueberries and three more besides.

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. Her opinions are her own and do not blusberries those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. This mom is straight gangster. Robegt a carefree time, I wish it were still that way.

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This continues as she and her mother concentrate on the berries and bkueberries get separated on the hill.

If you’re brave and ambitious, make a batch of jam to relish! I loved this book when I was a kid and I think it holds up well today. Beautifully written, it is sure to delight. With its expressive line drawings and charming story, Blueberries for Sal has won readers’ hearts since its first publication in But when Sal wanders to the other mccllskey of Blueberry Hill, she discovers blueberroes mother bear preparing for her own long winter. Jul 22, Mary rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: She knew just what made that kind of a noise!

I treasure all those drives up into the hills of the Targhee National Forest with my mom, aunts, sisters, and cousins where we hiked into the huckleberry patches and heard the ping-ping-ping of berries hitting the bottom of our empty pails. Views Read Edit View history. My copy is much more black than blue. Blueberries for Sal made the news not too long ago when it was discovered that book, against all logic and reason, was mccloseky of print. Little Bear blueberies his mother went home down one side of Blueberry Hill, eating blueberries all the way, and full of food stored up for next winter.


Little Sal becomes tired, and ultimately becomes separated from her mother. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of But the pictures are really cute even if they do scream and the language is age appropriate, so it’s easy to see why this has become a classic.

He grew up in Hamilton, Ohio, and spent time in Boston, New York, and ultimately Maine, where he and his wife raised their two daughters. Where, oh where, is my child? A beloved classic is born!

Now wasn’t there another book that had letter K words? The connection between these two books will be appreciated by older children struggling to spell our complicated English language.

What a charming book! What they don’t realize is that a mother bear and her cub have also come to Blueberry Hill to eat berries for the winter. Search the history of over billion web pages on bluebdrries Internet. I never thought of seeing a bear. Words are repeated to emphasize the similarities of the little bear and little child. I think I have read this book at least 30 times and I have bought robet copies of it for friends out of state.