Blueberries for Sal

Bibliographic Information: McCloskey, Robert. (1948). Blueberries for Sal. New York: The Viking Press.

Brief Annotation: Sal and her mother go to pick blueberries on the hill but soon Sal gets separated from her mother. Meanwhile, on the other side of the hill, Little Bear and his mother come to eat blueberries and they get separated from each other. Will Sal and Little Bear find their mothers?

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: K-1

Readers who will like this: Children who like repetition in books; children who like stories about people and animals; children who have been separated from their parents for a short amount of time.

Rating/Response: 3 This cute book is great for K-1 students because it has a lot of repetition with the words and it is easy for students to make predictions about what might happen next in the story.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: Have you ever been separated from your parents (at the grocery store, while taking a walk, at the toy store, etc.)?

Reading Strategy: Free Choice (picture)

Rationale for Strategy: This book is great for a free choice picture book because it is a cute, fun story to read that many students will enjoy.

Posted by: Jenna Bosch

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