Make Way for Ducklings (Picture Puffins)

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Starting and ending with adorable ducklings, this 60-year old story is still as charming today as it was when Viking first published it in 1941. A true classic, Make Way for Ducklings is sure to win yet another generation of fans!

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It's not easy for duck parents to find a safe place to bring up their ducklings, but during a rest stop in Boston's Public Garden, Mr. and Mrs. Mallard think they just might have found the perfect spot--no foxes or turtles in sight, plenty of peanuts from pleasant passers-by, and the benevolent instincts of a kindly police officer to boot. Young readers will love the mother duck's proud, loving protection of her wee webbed ones, and those with fond memories of Boston will enjoy familiar locales, from Beacon Hill to Louisburg Square, and over the Charles River--often from a duck's-eye view. Robert McCloskey, creator of Blueberries for Sal, never fails to elicit happy story-time giggles from youngsters, and his soft, brown-toned, Caldecott-winning illustrations make this gentle world come alive. (Ages 3 to 8) --Karin Snelson

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Robert McCloskey won the Caldecott Medal in 1941 for Make Way for Ducklings and again in 1952 for Time of Wonder, making him the first illustrator to win two Caldecott Awards. Declared a Living Legend by the Library of Congress in 2000, Mr. McCloskey has created a host of well-loved children's books, including Homer Price, Lentil, Blueberries for Sal, Time of Wonder, and One Morning in Maine.

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