Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Book Notes: Blackberry Banquet

If you are a regular reader, you are well aware of my obsession with berries and my son's love of blueberries. As a serious berry-lover, I eagerly await the day I can give my son raspberries, strawberries, and the ultimate berry of all... blackberries.

Blackberry Banquet (by Terry Pierce) is a celebration of all things berry and all things woodland. It is rhyming and lyrical, complete with characterizations of forest animals. Each animal even has a dedicated sound.

Gabriel simply loves listening to me Tweet! Yip! Slurp! etc. This book is a good time for parent and baby. AND in the back, there's a small section on the scientifics of it all. Very cool for the curious, young mind.

We bought our copy in Shenandoah National Park, but I encourage you to check it out for yourself.


  1. Hi Erin,

    Thanks so much for singing praises for Blackberry Banquet. Being a mom, you might appreciate knowing that the story was inspired by picking wild blackberries with my son. Also, if you go to my blog, you can find some blackberry recipes. Not sure if your little guy is quite ready for them yet, but keep in mind for the future as possible follow-up activities to the story.

    Happy reading,
    Terry Pierce

  2. that book sounds so fun! i wonder if our library will have it. also, im SO EXCITED for blackberry season around here. right now they are just growing, but still green. we have bushes EVERYWHERE right outside my front door! i am also a huge berry lover!