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It's not easy for duck parents to find a safe place to bring up their ducklings, but during a rest stop in Boston's Public Garden, Mr. and Mrs. Mallard think they just might have found the perfect spot--no foxes or turtles in sight, plenty of peanuts from pleasant passers-by, and the benevolent instincts of a kindly police officer to boot. Young readers will love the mother duck's proud, loving protection of her wee webbed ones, and those with fond memories of Boston will enjoy familiar locales, from Beacon Hill to Louisburg Square, and over the Charles River--often from a duck's-eye view. Robert McCloskey, creator of Blueberries for Sal, never fails to elicit happy story-time giggles from youngsters, and his soft, brown-toned, Caldecott-winning illustrations make this gentle world come alive. (Ages 3 to 8) --Karin Snelson
Robert McCloskey (1914-2003) wrote and illustrated some of the most honored and enduring children's books ever published. He grew up in Hamilton, Ohio, and spent time in Boston, New York, and ultimately Maine, where he and his wife raised their two daughters. The first ever two-time Caldecott Medal winner, for Make Way for Ducklings and Time of Wonder, McCloskey was also awarded Caldecott Honors for Blueberries for Sal, One Morning in Maine, and Journey Cake, Ho! by Ruth Sawyer. He was declared a Living Legend by the Library of Congress in 2000. You can see some of his best-loved characters immortalized as statues in Boston's Public Garden and Lentil Park in Hamilton, Ohio.
I had recently been on a visit to Boston and had seen the statues of the ducks in the park. I wanted to read about them and found this book very informative and passed it on to my... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Shirley Corris
I grew up with books such as this "Make Way for Ducklings" and find them very nostalgic. They are not found anymore on bookstore shelves, so I was very happy to find this... Read morePublished 21 months ago
Purchased this book before our trip to Boston with our 3 year old twins, and it was the perfect complement to our trip. Read morePublished on Sept. 20 2013 by Shiri sol Ohayon
What can I say that everyone else hasn't already? This is probably one of the finest children's books ever written. Read morePublished on May 2 2004 by Homeschooling Single Mom
This is a nice tale of a family of ducks finding their place in the world. We have the hard back version and the "book on tape" and both of my children like it. Read morePublished on Dec 7 2003 by britneyxyz
I am a student at West Virginia State College and taking a Childrens lit. class. Make way for ducklings is a delightful book and i strongly reccommend it to children of all ages. Read morePublished on July 9 2003 by Kim
Talk about the wonders of your own neighborhood. Robert McCloskey has taken a tale of Mr. and Mrs. Mallard and brought it to Boston, Massachusetts, and within its pages are not... Read morePublished on March 8 2003 by Gregory Nyman
This story will bring a smile to your face and tears of joy to your heart as you rejoice with this American family!
Dasia says, "This lovely family of ducks is great! Read more