We’ve made it to Day 10 of 365 Days of Children’s Books!
Today’s book is a treat we recently discovered at our library, quite by accident.
Even though we had read several other books by Robert McCloskey, I wasn’t familiar with Make Way for Ducklings until we spotted it as a ‘Librarian’s Pick’.
It’s quickly become a favorite and we’ve checked it out several times!
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Make Way for Ducklings
Book: Make Way for Ducklings
Author and Illustrator: Robert McCloskey
There are many duck-themed books available in children’s literature, but Make Way for Ducklings quickly became a book my girls and I wanted to read over and over.
Mr. and Mrs. Mallard are on a search for the perfect place to make a home for their little ducklings: Jack, Kack, Lack, Mack, Nack, Ouack, Pack, and Quack.
Despite several obstacles (foxes and such!), the Mallard Family decided to make their home at the pond in the Boston Public Gardens. However, they had to cross through the busy Boston streets to get there!
Thankfully, a very kind police officer helps Mrs. Mallard and her ducklings arrive safely at their new home.
This is a heart-warming story, and we’ve read it many times over!
Learning Activities for Make Way for Ducklings
Make Way for Ducklings is a fun book to use for a literature-based unit study. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
★ Look up the city of Boston on Google Maps or your globe
★ Work on a Make Way for Ducklings lapbook
★ Have your kiddos help make a duck snack
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