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#1 - April 12, 2016, 05:25 PM
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Aw. I have heard the story before about him drawing the ducks. I love his lifelike illustrations! He really "got" ducks. :)
#2 - April 12, 2016, 05:35 PM

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I'll never forget that when it was my turn to read to my oldest's kindergarten class, I chose MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS, and made coconut macaroon bird's nests with chocolate malted eggs inside for the snack.

Memories!!

Thanks for sharing, Marissa!
#3 - April 12, 2016, 05:42 PM
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I'll never forget that when it was my turn to read to my oldest's kindergarten class, I chose MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS, and made coconut macaroon bird's nests with chocolate malted eggs inside for the snack.

Wow, what a cool mom.

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Such a great book. My mom's favorite to read to my sister and me when we were little. When I went to Boston and saw the pond, I was so excited!! :running
#5 - April 13, 2016, 09:14 AM

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We love MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS, too! I can remember my mom reading it to us. And then I would say, "Again!" :momkid
#6 - April 13, 2016, 09:22 AM
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And BLUEBERRIES FOR SAL, too!!!
#7 - April 13, 2016, 10:23 AM
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Oh, how I love Make Way for Ducklings!  I loved it as a child and my son enjoyed it so much when he was little.  I so want to take a trip to Boston to visit the duckling sculptures in the Boston Public Garden!


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#8 - April 13, 2016, 01:45 PM
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Oh, how I love Make Way for Ducklings!  I loved it as a child and my son enjoyed it so much when he was little.  I so want to take a trip to Boston to visit the duckling sculptures in the Boston Public Garden!


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I've got a great photo of my husband and brother-in-law sitting on the little brass darlings. It's not weird that they were in their thirties at the time, right?

Happy Birthday, ducklings!!!

#9 - April 15, 2016, 05:05 PM

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Oh, totally not.

Group photo!!!
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OH! Blueberries for Sal!!  :running Ena!  :love5

One of my favorite things was being able to move into an apartment on Beacon Hill, just steps away from the Public Garden. I only lived there a year, but after a childhood of that book (living far away in Connecticut when I read it!), I was so happy to be able to visit those scenes daily. And, yes, have had more than a few pictures taken on or around those brass statues!

As a mom, now living in a suburb outside of town, I get a kick out of our trips to see the garden, the swan boats, etc., and take my kids' pictures there.

And, yes, I still have a very battered copy.
#11 - April 15, 2016, 09:21 PM

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