Finding a vintage children's book in the stacks of the children's section of the library always makes me feel as though I've found a piece of buried treasure. Sure, I like modern children's books. But I love vintage children's literature.
Last week's fab find was 'Blueberries for Sal', written by Robert McCloskey. The story opens with Sal and her mama (don't you just love her mama's outfit and hair?!) going to Blueberry Hill to pick blueberries to can for the winter.
Sal follows her mama, eating berries along the way, until she becomes too tired to follow anymore. So she sits in a berry patch for a while to enjoy some blueberries.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the hill, a baby bear and his mama are eating berries to fatten themselves up for winter. Baby bear soon becomes to tired to hustle along behind mama bear, so he sits down in a berry patch to eat his fill.
You'll have to pick up a copy to find out what happens to the mamas and their babies. The ending is a sweet one!