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Make Way for Ducklings [PDF / Epub] ☉ Make Way for Ducklings By Robert McCloskey – Celebrate the 75th birthday of Make Way for Ducklings Seventy five years ago a family of ducks waddled off the page and into the hearts of readers everywhere The brilliantly illustrated tale of mallar Celebrate the th birthday of Make Way for Ducklings Seventy five years ago a family of ducks waddled off the page and into the hearts of readers everywhere The brilliantly illustrated tale of mallards on the move received the Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished picture book of the year and has been a favorite of generations of readers Celebrate the anniversary of Make Way for Ducklings with this special slipcased edition which includes an audio CD as well as a landmark poster of the ducklings’ Boston by Caldecott Award winner Paul Zelinsky.

About the Author: Robert McCloskey

John Robert McCloskey September – June was an American writer and illustrator of children's books He both wrote and illustrated eight picture books and won two Caldecott Medals from the American Library Association recognizing the year's best illustrated picture book Four of those eight books were set in Maine Blueberries for Sal One Morning in Maine Time of Wonder and Bu.

10 thoughts on “Make Way for Ducklings

  1. Alex Alex says:

    The Big Chill Except With The Ducklings From Make Way For Ducklings Now All Grown Up is what I originally was going to post for this review but then I was like you know who likes ridiculous things with extremely long titles is McSweeney's I should see if they want this and they did Here are the Duckling things I didn't covera my kid thinks all cops are named Michael nowb here is a funny tweet c this book is very famous amongst Bostonians and all babies born in Boston automatically get like five copies of it from various cousins This is for good reasonsc1 there are not many famous things from Boston it's pretty much this and Aerosmith western Mass tries to take credit for the Pixies too but it doesn't always workc2 Make Way For Ducklings is oddly specific in its Boston geography It's practically a tour guideAnyway the result is that there's a statue of the ducklings on Boston Common and here's my kid with them following my general rule of Always Post A Picture Of Your Cute Ass Kid People Seem To Like ThatMy friend Joanne below reminds me that there's even an annual Duckling Parade in Boston May 12 for 2019 at which I assume toddlers run into traffic

  2. Hilary Hilary says:

    A beautifully illustrated story about two mallards who are searching for the perfect place to raise a family Although they don't pick an ideal place everyone does their best to help the ducks when the ducklings arrive A happy story about ducks raising a family and living in a built up areaBorrowed from openlibrary

  3. Book Concierge Book Concierge says:

    5 and a ❤Mr and Mrs Mallard search for a good home in which to raise their brood It must be safe from foxes and turtles have water to swim in and a good source of food They find the perfect place just in time This is a perennial favorite for children and their parents I have many fond memories of sitting before the television watching in rapt attention as Captain Kangaroo read this book to us Oh how I loved the story of how Policeman Michael and the other people ensured the safety of Mrs Mallard and her brood Jack Kack Lack Mack Nack Ouack Pack and uack as they crossed busy streets waddled past coffee shops and book stores and finally made their way to the Public Gardens for a reunion with Mr Mallard who waited patiently on the little island in the pond It’s an absolute delight to revisit this story and my adult self is much able to appreciate the wonderfully detailed illustrations

  4. Suzanne Suzanne says:

    This is probably one of my all time favorites I live near Boston and am very familiar with the Public Garden They have installed Make Way for Duckling sculptures there which any visitor to Boston might enjoy seeing

  5. Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen) Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen) says:

    35 Stars I adore the art in this book and it’s just so stinking cute? Small fry loved counting the ducklings and reading off their names But the ending also feels really abrupt after soooo much build up?

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  7. April April says:

    Warning CONTAINS SPOILERS My reading of Make Way for Ducklings is not seeped in nostalgia like some readers' experiences might be at a later age Because of this I might have the advantage or disadvantage? of recognizing some uestionable plot holes that the sentimental reader might overlook Mr and Mrs Mallard open our story by flying over beautiful New England scenery with plenty of lakes woods and fields looking for a place to raise their family Because there might be natural predators in well nature they press onward toward the naturally safer choice to raise babies in the heart of an east cost Metropolis Landing on an island in a lake in the middle of a city park The Mallards delight in the free peanuts city slickers toss at them and exclaim that this right here is the good life note ducks should not eat peanuts That is until they almost get run over by a bicycle No good We can't have our babies suished Let's press on they agree Spotting another island this time in the Charles River The Mallards make the split second decision of Yes let's just stay here Good thing Cause those eggs be comin The Mallards hang at their new island home occasionally paddling over to the mainland to hang with their new police officer friend Michael who you guessed it feeds them peanuts After a few days the eggs hatch into eight gorgeous ducklings named Jack Kack Lack Mack Nack Ouack Pack and uack Nope not kidding Jack and Mack lucked out uack is going to be forever teased at Duck School Imagine if you were named Yell and Ouack will forever reflect on the fact that his parents didn't give a damn about his name so long as they maintained their cute ABC trend Right after hatching Daddy Duck thinks it's an excellent time to do some exploring But he says I'll meet you in a week at the Public Garden or the first island the Mallards encountered in Boston Note he doesn't say I'll be back in a week hang tight he says Please take our eight newborns on a dangerous excursion through the streets of Boston Even though I can fly Luckily Momma Mallard has taught the ducklings how to walk in a line which is really the only necessary life skill for city ducklings That paired with of course the jolly bobby Michael get the ducklings safely across their first street With a HUGE sense of urgency Michael then phones the other policemen of the town saying Dudes there are ducks on a mission in Boston; we gotta start closing down some streets Meanwhile Momma Mallard struts around with a spring in her waddle as men and women praise her ability to keep her ducks in a row She leads her gang through intersections like she owns the town as numerous cops stop traffic to let them peep by Once safely in the Public Garden Mr Mallard greets them with a subtle What took you so long? while all the baby ducklings are wide eyed and sallow faced wishing they could have spent the day hunting for beetles instead of nearly loosing Nack at the intersection of Churchill and Main In the end The Mallards decide to stay at the Public Gardens because they liked eating peanuts all day and the bicycles aren't really THAT bad right? Not like those foxes out in natureA beautifully illustrated book that highlights the complexities of sink or swim parenting city dwelling wildlife and misconceptions about waterfowl diets

  8. One Code 431 One Code 431 says:

    The art is beautiful and the story was uite nice

  9. Abigail Abigail says:

    Mr and Mrs Mallard search for the ideal spot in which to raise a family in this delightful picture book which won Robert McCloskey the prestigious Caldecott Medal for his illustrations in 1942 Flying over Boston they alight on the pond in the Public Garden only to decide that this is not the place for raising babies when they are almost run over by a young bicyclist on one of the park paths Moving on to a small island in the Charles River they raise their brood of ducklings intending to return to the Public Garden with them at a later date But when Mrs Mallard eventually does begin to escort her ducklings from the river to the park she encounters an unexpected obstacle in the form of human traffic How will they get to their destination with so many cars and trucks whizzing by? Fortunately the ducks' friend Policeman Michael is nearby and comes to the natural conclusion the people of Boston will simply have to make wayA perennial favorite since the time it was first published Make Way for Ducklings pairs a charming tale of an anatine family trying to make a home for themselves in a human dominated landscape with lovely black and white artwork that perfectly captures their sweet journey of discovery Although I did not discover McCloskey's classic as a young child how I wish that I had as I would have taken its troupe of fluffy little ducklings entirely to heart I'm glad I finally had a chance to read it as part of my Caldecott project The story is sweetly engaging with an appealing cast of water fowl what is it about these ducklings that they always seem to be in danger?? and has a happy ending that will leave young readers feeling content The artwork which was well worthy of the accolades it won provides uite a bit of viewing pleasure with its depiction of the Mallard family and of the city of Boston It's easy to see why this has become such a picture book classic

  10. midnightfaerie midnightfaerie says:

    I'm a big fan of McCloskey ever since I read the Homer books when I was a kid So I was pleasantly surprised to find this book in our school supplies for our charter school this year Nice to see some diversity in the language arts lesson plans Unfortunately or rather fortunately my 5 yr old tested out of Kindergarten and into first grade so we'll be sending the materials back and waiting for our first grade materials In the meantime I'm going through and reading all the books to the kids from the Reading lesson plans many of which seem to have Caldecott awards This one had an award too and it was easy to see why from the old fashioned pictures that had so much detail My son and I loved reading this one together over breakfast Probably could be considered a level 2 reading book and so my son could have read it on his own however sometimes reading together is just so much fun and this author has always been a favorite of mine

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