Make Way for Ducklings

Make Way for Ducklings

Book rating: 05 Paperback Picture Puffins

By (author) Robert McClosky

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  • Publisher: PUFFIN
  • Format: Paperback | 76 pages
  • Dimensions: 233mm x 306mm x 8mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 17 September 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0140564349
  • ISBN 13: 9780140564341
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 6,595

Product description

This classic tale of the famous Mallard ducks of Boston is available for the first time in a full-sized paperback edition. Awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1941, 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. "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"

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Author information

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.

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By Francine 20 Aug 2010 5

Gorgeous book with lovely illustrations and a sweet storyline. My 5 year old son has loved this book for the past year and still enjoys having it read to him. He loves the scene with the policeman keeping all the cars at bay while the mother duck and her ducklings cross the road. Very sweet book, highly recommended.