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 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! 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 1948.
"The adventures of a little girl and a baby bear while hunting for blueberries with their mothers one bright summer day. All the color and flavor of the sea and pine-covered Maine countryside."—School Library Journal, starred review.
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Glad I bought it
I have to admit...I was initially reluctant to buy this book. I had never read it as a child and was unfamiliar with it, except for knowing that it had won a Caldecott. But my son (3 1/2 years old) loves it! It's one of the books he asks for over and over (this and The Three Snow Bears). I think the kerplink, kerplank, kerplunk has him. I like the voice of the reader. I'm off to pick up some more McClosky!
This is a great audio version of a long-loved children's book. The narrator has a calm, soothing voice that fits the story. My son read this book at preschool and was so excited to hear it in the car. The repeating "plink, plank, plunk" sound of blueberries dropping into the bucket will help you imagine your own pictures!
Quits playing just before 7:00.
Not sure what is going on, but the audio goes out on this just before 7 minutes. It keeps playing (as in, it isn't on pause and the timer is still ticking), but there is no audio.