Blueberries for Sal.

You know how certain jobs seem to fall to certain people? Whether it’s two in a marriage or a few in a flat-share, someone always gets lumped with drying dishes or taking out the rubbish or paying the bills. Sometimes you get lucky and wind up with something you don’t mind too much. Personally, I love putting away groceries and cleaning out the lint filter in the dryer (don’t ask me why. It’s a strange and mysterious thing). But most of all I love putting Wren down to sleep. More specifically, snuggling up to read the bedtime stories….Hmmmm….now that’s a chore I can handle.

I’ve posted about children’s books before. Here is another North American one Wren and I like. I think she likes it because it has bears in it. She can say “bear”, so that’s pretty satisfying and she has an almost disturbing obsession with blueberries which, as the title indicates, feature all the way through. My friend, Ria Voros, bought it for us and she pointed out the darling illustrations on the inside covers – Mom and daughter canning blueberries in their 1940’s kitchen. This appeals to my current romanticism with anything homestead-y, as tiring and time-consuming as the lifestyle may be in reality. In my mind (not reality, generally quite a rose-tinted place) it’s all long summer days full of canning fruit and winters spent making snow angels and reading books by the fire. In which case, this book would be a household / homestead staple.

Speaking of wintery weather, it’s raining rather hard over here, I think I might have to spend some quality time with my own (adult! yippee!) book….

P.S. Special thanks to Ria for keeping us stocked in North American classics. You are our Story-Godmother x

2 Comments on Blueberries for Sal.

  1. Ria
    February 2, 2012 at 12:28 am (6 years ago)

    You’re welcome! It gives me so much pleasure to stock friends’ libraries. Make Way for Ducklings–also by Robert McCloskey–is another fave. It takes place in Boston!

    • Hannah
      February 5, 2012 at 8:06 am (6 years ago)

      Oooh yes, we saw the bronze ducklings when we were in Boston! H x


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