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Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

Make Way for Ducklings (1941)

by Robert McCloskey

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Heart warming story. Gotta visit the Boston Commons to see the Duck statues too! ( )
  EBassett | Mar 20, 2019 |
This book is about two ducks who are going to have ducklings and they are trying to find a safe place for them to hatch. They find a place, but they need to cross. They end up having trouble to cross because of the traffic so they are finding ways to get over. After everything, they get help. This shows students that they should also be helpful no matter who or what it is. It is a great book. I rate this 4 out of 5 because it shows courage. ( )
  verocruz | Mar 14, 2019 |
Make Way for Ducklings is a sweet story of urban Boston mallards trying to find a home to make their own and to eventually raise their ducklings. It is a simple lesson of family and the bonds between family, and the underlying need to keep your family safe and comfortable. This book would be a great book to read aloud to children, and they will easily be able to follow the story line. This book is also a Caldecott honor recipient. The illustrations seem to be charcoal or pencil drawings and are beautifully shaded to illustrate the voyage of the Mallard family. ( )
  jfjohnson | Jan 27, 2019 |
Mrs. and Mr. Duck find a place to raise their ducklings, they take good care of them until one day Mr. Duck gets the dumb idea that everyone should go to the public gardens. Mrs. Duck walks them over there and they miraculously escape being run over on the way. ( )
  Indiam16 | Nov 27, 2018 |
This is a super cute book with not much literary value. The book is longer than you would expect and it spends a lot of time on a short story. I think the kids would get kinda bored of this book like I did. ( )
  s_cat1 | Oct 1, 2018 |
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Mr. and Mrs. Mallard were looking for a place to live.
There's a family of ducks, walking across the street!
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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

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Mr. and Mrs. Mallard proudly return to their home in the Boston Public Garden with their eight offspring.

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