Blueberries for Sal

Our rating: ****½

One morning, Little Sal and her mother go to Blueberry Hill, in order to pick lots of berries to can for the winter. Mother picks steadily, but Little Sal is more interested in sitting and eating the blueberries. And meanwhile, Little Bear and Little Bear’s mother are coming up the other side of the hill. It’s not long before Little Bear begins to lag behind… A mix-up of mothers is bound to ensue.

Such a fun book, and definitely a classic. It’s a simple but delightful story, with very nice pictures that are plenty big. And I think readers of Blueberries for Sal will find it hard to ever pick blueberries without remembering the book and how Sal drops her berries into her pail: Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk.

Homer Price

Our rating: ***½

In the small town of Centerburg, Homer Price has six adventures with the rest of the residents of the town. Plenty of great stories, like shop-sitting for his uncle when the doughnut machine won’t stop, and catching a bunch of dangerous robbers.

Loads of fun! You’ll be rolling on the floor by the end of each chapter. If you enjoy this one, try Centerburg Tales, which contains the further adventures of Homer and the residents of Centerburg.

Burt Dow, Deep-Water Man

Our rating: ****

Bert Dow is a fisherman who lives with his sister, Lulu, along with his pet giggling gull. One day, he sails out to sea in the Tidely Idely to go fishing, along with the giggling gull, and hooks a whale tail! Adventures with whales follow.

This review may not sound interesting, but please read Burt Dow, Deep-Water Man! A good book, in my opinion.