It’s old, I know. As much as I love new books, I love old ones too. Published in 1948, Blueberries for Sal has a parallel plot structure which is perfect for drawing comparisons. I see charts comparing bears to humans and charts comparing mothers to children. What would happen if the mothers bumped into each other the way the babies did?
It seems so simple, picking wild blueberries on the hillside. Yet there’s so much going on: local food, canning, onomatopoeia (kuplink! kuplank! kuplunk!), habitats and nature. Get back to the basics via a Robert McCloskey picture book.