"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.
Did you find this review helpful?