Just any old place won't do for raising a family of ducks. Mr. Mallard thought the pond in the Boston Public Garden would be just right, especially with the swan boats bringing all those people, and all those peanuts. But Mrs. Mallard knew right away that the park was not a safe place for babies. A quiet island in the Charles River, however, proved just right for bringing up a new family – eight fluffy ducklings in all. And after her brood had learned to swim and dive, to walk in a line, and to come with called, Mrs. Mallard knew the time was right. They would all return to the Public Garden. But though the ducklings were old enough to look out for themselves, they couldn't fly. How to move them across the highway, down busy streets and intersections? Mrs. Mallard didn't make a fuss. She just set off at a proud waddle and the ducklings filed along behind her. The people of Boston would just have to make way!
This brilliantly illustrated, amusingly observed tale of Mallard on the move has won the hearts of generations of readers. Awarded the Caldecott Medal as "the most distinguished American picture book for children" in 1941, this is a must for every family library!
• 72 pages
• Ideal for ages 3-7 years
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