Thursday, February 21, 2013

Phoenix reads Make Way For Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

You can't judge this book by it's green cover. To be honest I passed by Make Way For Ducklings by Robert McCloskey many many times at the bookstore, okay, a book about ducks...whatever...not really a go-to for me. Being new to the children's book world, I hadn't put two and two together that the book was by the same author as Blueberries for Sal, but it was my Mom who reminded me it was the same author and while checking out a sample of the book online, I really loved the detailed illustrations of Boston area, where the book takes place, and headed for the bookstore to buy it. It was really cold out and we ended up going to Grand Central to warm up and stopped into PosmanBooks.

Make Way For Ducklings is an adorable story about Mr. and Mrs. Mallard who are looking for the perfect place to hatch eggs and raise their family. I like the pages with the "birds/duck view" from the sky of the city and the pages when Mrs. Mallard is teaching her 8 ducklings how to swim and drive and walk in a line, and later walks proudly with her 8 ducklings around town as the police stop traffic and make way for the ducklings.

Read on!
Isobella & Phoenix

P.s. We had fun this afternoon listening and singing to the Over in the Meadow sing-along that came with with book, really loved the voice of Susan Reed and the kids singing. It just might become a daily sing-along! :)

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