Perfect Follow-Up to a Swan Boat Ride

Make Way for Ducklings (Picture Puffins)Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

We rode the swan boats in Boston last weekend. All the while, I was thinking of this book and of E.B. White’s The Trumpet of the Swan.

Then today we were killing time in the book store while I had some work done on the car, and I found (and bought) a lovely hardcover edition of Make Way for Ducklings. My husband is reading it to the kids as I type. I read it to my daughter several years ago, and we both enjoyed it (as we did s0 many other of McCloskey’s books, especially Blueberries for Sal). It makes the story even better having seen so recently the sights depicted in the book. My kids are thrilled.

Aside from the names of the ducklings (Ouack?), I enjoy this book quite a lot. The writing is a pleasure, the story is a classic, and the illustrations are fabulous.

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One Reply to “Perfect Follow-Up to a Swan Boat Ride”

  1. These are some of my very favorite childhood books. And I too was thrilled to see the duck statues in the park. Have I ever told you how jealous I am that you’re in Massachusetts? I took a couple of trips to Boston and loved it there.


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