This book was published 80 years ago, and it's the story of Mr. and Mrs. Mallard, who are searching Boston for a place to have their babies. They wind up hatching eight chicks, and Mrs. Mallard spends her time teaching them everything, while Mr. Mallard goes on a trip and agrees to meet them in the Public Garden in a week. When it's time for the family to join up, Mrs. Mallard attempts to bring her babies across a highway. Thank goodness the police step in and help the ducklings make their way. Margo shouts out all kinds of directions to the mama duck, because she knows crossing the street is very dangerous. But, she loves when the little chicks make it safe and sound.
It's nice to sit down with an old favorite and explore the illustrations of a well-loved story. This book will always hold a special place in my heart, so I'm especially glad share it with my sister. Now Margo wants to visit Boston to see the statues that go with the book!
Have you read Make Way for Ducklings? Or have you read another book by Robert McCloskey? We'd love to hear your thoughts!
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