Great Read Alouds: Stories You Won't Want to Miss
Use every occasion, birthdays, holidays, all celebrations big and small, to place a book in your child?s hands or to bring as a gift each time you visit a friend.
Blueberries for the Queen
by John PatersonKatherine Paterson
Illustrated by Susan Jeffers
Ages: 3 to 5
Topic: Great Read Alouds: Stories You Won't Want to Miss
Based on a true family story when Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands came for the summer to New England to escape the hardships of World War II, William picks some fresh blueberries from his farm and presents it to her. In reaching out to his neighbor, he, at such a young age, begins to make his own "peace effort".
Susan Jeffers' watercolor, pen and ink illustrations juxtapose the reality of the times with William's imagination of pretending in his play to be a knight in mediaeval times.