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Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
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Apr 03, 2010

it was amazing

"Kerplink, kerplank, kerplunk" as I was working on a unit study for Blueberries for Sal it stuck me that the words "kerplink, kerplank, kerplunk" all began with the letter K. Now wasn't there another book that had letter K words? Oh, yes, it was Klippity Klopby Ed Emberley

Klippity Klop by Ed Emberley

The letter K was used in each of these books I believe to highlight the fact that these words are not actually considered words but letter sounds that represent a sound heard. kerplink, kerplank, kerplunk are the sounds heard as Sal drops blueberries into her tin pail. Klippity Klop is the sound of the horse's hoofs as the little Knight sets off on an adventure.

Both delightful tales that children of all ages will love. The connection between these two books will be appreciated by older children struggling to spell our complicated English language.

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Lois OMG I'm so glad to see children still have Blueberries for Sal!! My daughters and I read that book until it fell apart. Then, kept reading it with taped pages!

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