[ EPUB ] ✴ Make Way for Ducklings Author Robert McCloskey – 1sm.info
The art is beautiful and the story was quite nice 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. 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 , 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 3.5 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 image error 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 questionable 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 squished 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 Quack Nope, not kidding Jack and Mack lucked out, Quack 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 nature.A beautifully illustrated book that highlights the complexities of sink or swim parenting, city dwelling wildlife, and misconceptions about waterfowl diets. 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. McCloskey has been a favorite children s book author of mine since I was a child I enjoyed reading it to my children, and will most definitely read all of his books to grandchildren someday. 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 area.Borrowed from openlibrary. 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 Quack, 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.