Parents' Guide to

Blueberries for Sal

By Wesley Sharpe, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Gentle story keeps preschoolers absorbed.

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Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+

So enjoyable, too bad it has changed :-(

Since the printing of the books has been expanded, the original blue text has changed. That makes me so sad! Obviously, the switch from blue to black ink has saved a lot of money, but it totally takes away from the original concept.

Is It Any Good?

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This humorous, entertaining book for preschoolers is an easygoing tale with just enough suspense to make it interesting. Robert McCloskey's text and illustrations blend perfectly with the mix of characters to tell a story that tickles the imagination. The full-page illustrations make it easy for children to understand the emotions of the characters.

The idea of a little girl and a bear cub each following the wrong mother appeals to preschoolers' sense of humor. But beyond the entertainment value, the story provides some lessons for children. Subtly showing the kinship of humans and animals, McCloskey closely parallels the stories of Little Bear and Sal. This is an excellent read-aloud.

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