Friday, August 1, 2014

Bedtime Story: Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

Synopsis: "What happens when Sal and her mother meet a mother bear and her cub? A beloved classic is born!

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."

My Review: One of my favorite things to eat when growing up were the wild blueberries from Northern Minnesota. Every summer we would visit family and the adults would go picking, us kids weren't allowed to go because of the bears. This is a kids story but they need to be reminded that bears in the wild won't just walk away especially when there is a baby involved. It is a cute story about picking blueberries (and eating them) but be sure to warn your kids of the danger since the book failed to do so. While I enjoyed this classic Munchkin did not, the illustrations have no color so did not catch his eye and the story was a little long and uneventful so did not keep his attention.
My Rating: A cute classic story, but it just doesn't fit with modern times or put across a message I want to teach Munchkin.  I still enjoy the classic feel so am giving it rating of Two Paws.
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