Make Way for Ducklings (Paperback)

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Mrs. Mallard was sure that the pond in the Boston Public Gardens would  be a perfect place for her and her eight ducklings to live.  The problem  was how to get them there through the busy streets of Boston.  But with  a little help from the Boston police, Mrs. Mallard and Jack, Kack, Lack, Nack, Ouack, Pack, and Quack arive safely at their new home.

This brilliantly illustrated, amusingly observed tale of Mallards on  the move has won the hearts of generations of readers.  Awarded the Caldecott  Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children in  1941, it has since become a favorite of millions.

Make Way for Ducklings has been described as "one of the merriest picture books ever" (The New York Times). Ideal for reading aloud, this book deserves a place of honor on every child's bookshelf.


  • Publisher:    Puffin Books; Re-issued 1999 edition (February 1, 1999) 
  • Language:    English 
  • Paperback:    72 pages 
  • Reading age:    3 - 7 years 
  • Lexile measure:    AD710L 
  • Item Weight:    10.6 ounces 
  • Dimensions:    9.13 x 0.22 x 12 inches