Make Way of Ducklings Turns 75

Make Way of Ducklings Turns 75

If you have read this book ‘Make Way for Ducklings’ during your childhood, you will be surprised to know this news. Make Way for Ducklings is a popular picture book for children. Robert McCloskey is the author and illustrator of this book. It was published in the year 1941. The story revolves around a pair of wild duck or mallards that plans to raise family on a beautiful island located in the lagoon. It is Boston Public Garden that is a garden in the midst of Boston. The book received great response from children. Some people told that the plot looked weak. It is a book popular throughout the world. The story has ducklings with names like Quack, Pack, Ouack, Mack, Lack, Kack and Jack.

Robert McCloskey is a popular American illustrator and writer of children’s books. Caldecott Medal is the notable award he received for his writing. He has written and illustrated eight children’s picture books. The American Library Association has given him two Caldecott Medals to appreciate his best-illustrated children’s picture book. The book has turned seventy-five years. The booksellers and librarians have celebrated the event in a grand manner. One of the booksellers told that parents and kids visiting the bookstore would get attracted by the illustrations and pick the book.

The seventy-fifth anniversary was celebrated at the Boston Bookstore. A small party took place on own way. Kids painted their faces in duck art, they did duck theme drawings and artwork and also joined for story time.

Adam Hirsch is the bookstore owner. He told many parents to purchase the books for kids had read the book themselves when they were kids. He added that Robert McCloskey’s Make Way for Ducklings was a model book with worldwide appeal.

Robert McCloskey published this book in the year 1941. He was almost established when he published this book. He has written and illustrated several books like Time of Wonder, One Morning in Maine and Blueberries for Sal. He died at age 88.