#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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Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey. Caldecott Honor Book What happens when Sal and her mother meet a mother bear and her cub? A beloved classic is born! Sal and her mother a picking blueberries to can for the winter. But when Sal wanders to the other side of Blueberry Hill, she discovers a mama bear preparing for her own long winter.
Meanwhile Sal’s mother is being followed by a sma Caldecott Honor Book What happens when Sal and her mother meet a mother bear and her cub? Meanwhile Sal’s mother is being followed by a small bear with a big appetite for berries!
Will each mother go home with the right little one? With its expressive line drawings and charming story, Blueberries for Sal has won readers’ hearts since its first publication in All the color and flavor of the sea and pine-covered Maine countryside.
Hardcover56 pages. Caldecott Medal Nominee To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Blueberries for Salplease sign up. See 1 question about Blueberries for Sal…. Lists with This Book. Feb 22, Robin Hobb rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I love the simple black and white illustrations in this book, and the subtle repetition of situations.
Sal and her mother go out to pick blueberries. Unbeknowst to each other, Mother Bear has also taken her cub out to eat blueberries.
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And soon there is a mix up on the mountainside. This is a delightful book to read aloud to children, over and over. The illustrations are very evocative of a time that is now past, and yet is always present. View all 12 comments. Jul 26, Calista rated it really liked it Shelves: This mother has nerves of steel. She is missing her baby on a blueberry mountain and she meets a bear and walks around calmly looking for her baby.
I guess that’s the way to do it. I think the art is nice – mostly black and white illustrations. The story is interesting and there is quite a bit of tension in it for kids. Two parties go up a hill to pick blueberries and the afternoon gets interesting.
It’s a solid story and I see it on many lists. I think I like this better than the Caldecott winne This mother has nerves of steel. I think I like this better than the Caldecott winner for the year.
The nephew thought this book was funny. He laughed at the mix-up. He gave it 5 stars. View all 7 comments.
Itunes recommendation after downloading SnowQueen. The reason I picked this one? Partly for my niece and partly because of: Our neighbors Helen and Mike second grandparents really eal five blueberry bushes while we were growing up. Sometimes we would pick blueberries with them and sometimes we get a bowlful after Helen had given her family their share. To this day, they are still my favorite fruit: The narrator does a great jo The reason I picked this one? The narrator does a great job with the different voices of everyone in the story.
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’m thinking perhaps I had read this before or had it read to me? Would mcccloskey for all ages: The audiobook download is fairly cheap on ITunes, splurge for that if you can: It adds an extra element to the experience methinks.
View all 11 comments. Apr 21, Blueberriew rated it it was amazing Shelves: Robert McCloskey has done an amazing job at both writing and illustrating this book. Also, the images are mainly in black and white, which gives this book an old fashioned feel to the story, even though this book was actually made during the late 40s. I would recommend this book to children ages four and up since there is nothing inappropriate in this book.
Blueberries for Sal
Review is also on: Rabbit Ears Book Blog Feb 03, Miriam rated it really liked it Shelves: When Sal and her mother go blueberrying, they are both too busy picking or in Sal’s case, eating to keep an eye on one another.
Coincidentally, another mother-and-child duo has the same problem at the same time I would probably recommend this book only with a caveat: 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.
This classic book is about a little girl who goes picking blueberries with her mother. On Blueberry Hill, there’s a bit of a mix-up, and Sal ends up following a mama bear while the little bear ends up following Sal’s mother! In the book, there’s no bloodshed of courseand the resolution is cute, though somewhat u I would probably recommend this book only with a caveat: In the book, there’s no bloodshed of courseand the resolution is cute, though somewhat unrealistic.
I’m not sure, given 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!
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. Blueberries for Sal could potentially become a favourite for another generation Sep 11, Laima rated it it was amazing Shelves: What a charming book!
The story surrounds a young girl named Sal who goes blueberry picking with her mother. At the same time a mother bear and her young cub go blueberry eating to prepare for winter.
Babies and mothers meet up unexpectedly. The adventures of little Sal and the baby bear while hunting for blueberrie What a charming book! I especially enjoyed the old fashioned quality of the drawings as they capture the spirit of a long gone era. Jul 22, Mary rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: First of all, Sal looks like my most vivid memories of my sister when she was that age, so I love her. Second of all, what’s not to love about a story of mistaken identity set in a mccloakey patch?
Jan 24, Dolly rated it liked it Recommends it for: This is a fun story to read, with mirroring tales of the mamas and their babies. I like that it’s illustrated in only black and white; the drawings are very vivid.
And the story is fun, too, even though that situation szl real life might end up being a sad story. Our girls enjoyed it too and it made me hungry for blueberries, yum! My current three-year-old is always resistant to hearing this story read ssl to him, however, I talked him into hearing it when I told him there was a talking bear inside. He ended up enjoying the story, and I enjoyed reading it to him.
Oct 14, Samantha rated it it was amazing Shelves: Such a delightful story! Jan 28, Vivian rated it it was amazing Shelves: Bluberries is one of my favorite books EV-ER. Read this any time of mcfloskey, but especially in late summer or early fall, before or after a berry-picking or berry-buying excursion.