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Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
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Blueberries for Sal (1948)

by Robert McCloskey

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If you have ever been to Maine, you will instantly recognize it, in the classic drawings in this lovely book. Sal is tasked with helping her mother pick blueberries to can for the winter. But this little girl would rather eat them. And so would the furry friend who is also helping her mother on the other side of the mountain. ( )
  lisaladdvt | Jun 3, 2019 |
A good story to read to under 5 crowd! There are sounds - kerplunck! -and food - and mommies and babies. The mix-up of identities reminds me of 12th Night. There must be some part of us that is fascinated early on by identity confusion! ( )
  MaryHeleneMele | May 6, 2019 |
Two stories are told in tandem in this adorable tale - one of little Sal and her mother picking blueberries for winter canning, and another of Mother and Little Bear eating blueberries to prepare for winter hibernation. Little Sal gets separated from her mother after enjoying the literal fruits of her labor, and sets out to find mother. Similarly, Little Bear gets separated from her own mother while she is out playing in the blueberry fields. Each eventually offspring finds a mother, but not their own! The case of mistaken identity is soon resolved, and each child locates their respective mothers. It is a lovely story of childlike curiosity and also the bond between mother and child. ( )
  jfjohnson | Jan 27, 2019 |
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 small bear with a big appetite for berries!

The story along with the illustrations is so simple but so powerful. It mirrors the experience of the human mother and baby with the mama bear and baby bear. It really shows that we all have the same experiences! This story is perfect and charming! ( )
  KailiMarion | Dec 9, 2018 |
this is a great book to read in a small group. ( )
  mls127 | Nov 26, 2018 |
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One day, Little Sal went with her mother to Blueberry Hill to pick blueberries.
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Amazon.com (ISBN 014050169X, Paperback)

Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk go the blueberries into the pail of a little girl named Sal who--try as she might--just can't seem to pick as fast as she eats. Robert McCloskey's classic is a magical tale of the irrepressible curiosity--not to mention appetite--of youth. Sal and her mother set off in search of blueberries for the winter at the same time as a mother bear and her cub. A quiet comedy of errors ensues when the young ones wander off and absentmindedly trail the wrong mothers.

Blueberries for Sal--with its gentle animals, funny noises, and youthful spirit of adventure--is perfect for reading aloud. The endearing illustrations, rendered in dark, blueberry-stain blue, will leave you craving a fresh pail of your own. (Picture book)

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:17:51 -0400)

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Little Sal and Little Bear both lose their mothers while eating blueberries and almost end up with the other's mother.

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