Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Make Way For Ducklings

During Dd week, I read Make Way For Ducklings by Robert McCloskey to the girls. 

This story is about Mr. and Mrs. Mallard, who are looking for the perfect place to live and raise their family of ducklings.  They are looking for a place without any foxes or turtles.  They come across the Public Gardens in Boston, where they are fed daily by the park visitors and also by the policeman, named Michael.  The ducks decide this is the perfect place to live with their ducklings.

This story has become so popular that there is a statue located in Boston that was made in honor of this book.  You can check it out by clicking on this link.

We put together the girls' USA floor puzzle.  Then, we found Massachusettes and Boston on the map. 

To go along with the story, we fed the ducks (and geese and swans and whatever other birds were there at the time). 
This swan was so gentle.  It ate bread out of Andrew's hand.
This swan was not so gentle.  It skipped the bread and just tried to eat Andrew's hand.

For a special dessert, we made duck ice cream treats!

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