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Make Way for Ducklings

by Mary Ann Kelley

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Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

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) (

Author: Robert McCloskey

Website for Robert McCloskey

Other books by Robert McCloskey

The author is also the illustrator.

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Online Units and Resources for Make Way for Ducklings

Looking for a curriculum that makes learning fun? You'll find it in Time4Learning's PreK-12 grade online homeschool curriculum.

Make Way for Ducklings - lapbook

Make Way for Ducklings Lapbook

Writing Fiction: Big Dreams, Tall Ambitions
A lesson in writing narrative fiction that uses Make Way for Ducklings as an example (Grades 3-5)

Make Way for Ducklings Activities and Lessons
From Teacher View. Grade 2

Duckling Puppet
Sneak in simple subtraction with this friendly five-finger puppet. Grade 1.

Why are we featuring this book?

Make Way for Ducklings is a book featured in Five in a Row, a literature-based unit study curriculum. Many families use FIAR for all but the grammar/reading and math, and others use it in conjunction with other resources. Above is information about the author and illustrator, story summaries, and links to lesson plans and websites that are great go-alongs for Make Way for Ducklings. Please note that these resources are meant to complement, not replace, the Five in a Row units. The Five in a Row volumes are inexpensive and well worth the investment.

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