Book Title: Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McClowskey

APA Citation: McCloskey, R. (1941). Make Way for Ducklings. New York, NY: Viking Press.

Short Annotation: Mr. and Mrs. Mallard flew up and down, high and low to find the perfect spot to nest their babies. They came upon a public garden in Boston where there was a peaceful island. It seemed like the perfect place until Mrs. Mallard encountered the bicyclists. She didn’t want to raise her ducklings there so they found another peaceful island nearby. When her ducklings hatched, she waddled with her children close behind to the public garden. With the help of the police officers, they made it safely and lived in the small pond where people fed them peanuts.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: K-2

Intended Audience: This book would go great for animal lovers. I chose grades K-2 because it is a pretty simple book to read. Not many big words or long sentences and it has a meaning to it.

Personal Rating: 9/10, I thought this was a “feel good” type of book. It was really cute and sent a message of being kind and helping those around us. The illustrations were alright.

Text-Dependent Question: “What city did Mr. and Mrs. Mallard decide to live in? Inside what area?”

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