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Make Way for Ducklings [With CD (Audio)] (Puffin Storytime)by Robert Mccloskey
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Mrs. Mallard was sure that the pond in the Boston Public Gardens would be a perfect place for her and her eight ducklings to live. The problem was how to get them there through the busy streets of Boston. But with a little help from the Boston police, Mrs. Mallard and Jack, Kack, Lack, Nack, Ouack, Pack, and Quack arive safely at their new home.
This brilliantly illustrated, amusingly observed tale of Mallards on the move has won the hearts of generations of readers. Awarded the
Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children in 1941, it has since become a favorite of millions.
Caldecott-winning illustrations make this story about Mr. and Mrs. Mallard looking for a safe place to bring up their ducklings come to life. During a rest stop in Boston's Public Garden, they think they may have found the perfect spot. First published in 1941. Illustrations.
First published in 1941, this Caldecott-winning book is now available in a Puffin Storytime edition, which includes an audio CD with a professional reading of the story. Illustrations. Pkg.
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
Caldecott Award winner Make Way for Ducklings is accompanied by a compact disc that features a lively, professional reading of the story. Perfect for road trips or bedtime reading, story time, preschool, or home school, Puffin Storytime? will please children and parents alike.
About the Author
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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