Saturday, February 18, 2017

Blueberries for Sal

Blueberries for Sal. Robert McCloskey. 1948. 56 pages. [Source: Library]

First sentence: One day, Little Sal went with her mother to Blueberry Hill to pick blueberries.

Premise/plot: Little Sal and Little Bear both love, love, love to eat blueberries. 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. Little Sal becomes tired, and ultimately becomes separated from her mother. Little Bear also becomes separated. Both follow clues to find their mothers...but a mix-up results anyway!

My thoughts: I grew up listening to my mom read this one. So many good memories! I adore this one. It is easy to recommend.

Text: 4.5 out of 5
Illustrations: 4.5 out of 5
Total: 9 out of 10

© 2017 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

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