Weekends with Gage-He’s Back!

After a few months off Gage has decided that he would like to participate in mommy’s bookish blog again.  So on Saturdays or Sundays we’re going to focus on a favorite book, show a book activity we tried, or review a book that someone sent to us.  Hope you enjoy seeing the little guy on here again.  Can you believe he’s over two and a half already?!

blueberriesBlueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey was published in 1948 and is illustrated with line drawings.  Age range is 2 1/2-5 years old. 55 pages.

Sal goes to Bluberry Hill to pick blueberries with her mother.  Little Bear comes to the same hill with her mother to fatten up for winter. The two little ones take breaks to eat berries and they lose their moms. When they go looking they get all mixed up, but luckily, the moms save the day and all ends well.

Gage loves bright colors and shorter, more action-type books, so imagine my surprise when he sat through this whole book, completely engaged.  This morning we ate blueberries and blueberry bread outside while we read it.

IMG_1951IMG_1957It really isn’t until Little Bear and Big Bear, as Gage likes to call the mom, enter the story that Gage gets excited.  If we go too many pages without seeing the bears he is ready to start flipping to find them!  I picked this up at the library for one of my quizzes a while back not thinking he would look past the first few pages, but we’ve read it through at least a dozen times and this is what he thinks…

IMG_1963This oldie but goodie earns a big smile from Gage. (I’ll have to remember to brush his hair for next week :))

So when’s the last time you ate blueberries?