Make Way for Ducklings

Make Way for Ducklings

eBook - 1999
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"Robert McCloskey's unusual and stunning pictures have long been a delight for their fun as well as their spirit of place." The Horn Book Mrs. Mallard was sure that the pond in the Boston Public Gardens would be a perfect place for her and her eight ducklings to live. The problem was how to get them there through the busy streets of Boston. But with a little help from the Boston police, Mrs. Mallard and Jack, Kack, Lack, Nack, Ouack, Pack, and Quack arive safely at their new home. This brilliantly illustrated, amusingly observed tale of Mallards on the move has won the hearts of generations of readers. Awarded the Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children in 1941, it has since become a favorite of millions. This classic tale of the famous Mallard ducks of Boston is available for the first time in a full-sized paperback edition. Make Way for Ducklings has been described as "one of the merriest picture books ever" (The New York Times). Ideal for reading aloud, this book deserves a place of honor on every child's bookshelf.
Publisher: 1999
ISBN: 9781101654835
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Gyllenhaal, Jake 1980-

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Nov 23, 2019

I was inspired to read this book after seeing the Make Way for Ducklings sculpture while visiting the Boston Public Garden. It is an engaging story about a pair of ducks who are busy with starting their family. Where will there be safety and food for nesting and ducklings? In busy Boston, they dodge traffic and other dangers to do just that, with the help of Police Officer Michael and his friends. The illustrations are simple and fun. 78 years after the first publication of the book, it was delightful to see the pond, swan boats, lagoon bridge, and ducks in the Garden, just as illustrated in the book.

Jan 27, 2016

Great story. Despite not having colour illustrations it was still engaging and our 3 year old still questioned things in the pictures. I like it when it's not all about colour stimulation.

Mr and Mrs Mallard search for a place to lay eggs and raise their ducklings. A mix of nature and city issues. The police stopping the traffic and helping them cross the road is a great part I thought.

Our son asked for it over and over and over again.

I even learnt things about ducks I didn't know! They don't like turtles and they eat peanuts, and their feathers malt so they can't fly for nesting season! Both husband and I even made comments about those facts and our son loved that it was something we didn't know I think, and I loved that I could show him I don't know everything and reading books can help us learn interesting facts.

Highly recommend this, it is a classic case of don't judge the cover.

wrell Sep 22, 2014

Lovely story children will want to hear again and again!

nypl_morningside_heights Apr 24, 2014

Classic tale,, the children enjoyed the story

KRockstar10 Mar 21, 2014

A solid classic. I was lucky to get a chance to visit the Public Garden in Boston, where this story is immortalized with bronze sculptures of the ducklings and their mama. I know I read this as a child, but it was nice to revisit it again.

MariePat May 18, 2010

Love this book, the illustrations and text blend together.

Beautiful story!!

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Oct 25, 2020

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