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Make Way for Ducklings

Make Way For Ducklings

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Ben
HPB Staff

Make Way For Ducklings

by McCloskey, Robert
Watch out, ducks crossing!!!

A must-have for any children's library! This wonderful story, written and illustrated by Robert McCloskey, takes us on a journey of a family of mallards and their exciting adventure to find a home for their ducklings. I can remember vividly my child's wide-eyed interest in the story as we follow this duck family from a rural landscape to the sanctuaries of public parks within the boundaries of a big city. The daddy duck runs off as scout for a safe home while momma duck picks up the rear and thus leads her little ducklings through the big city to their home. The book is beautify illustrated and brings a warm feeling of our grandparent's times and opens a dialogue about old cars, oddly dressed police officers and of course city scenes from yesteryear. Further reading by McCloskey is recommended including his other award winners, "Lentil" and "Blueberries for Sal". These are sure to be on your child's next list of must haves. Lastly, I feel it paramount that we spend time with our children reading and appreciating nature and animals, as the bond between our children and nature (The green bond they call it) begins early. In a day and age of iPhones, Netflix (more like net-babysitter), and TV on multiple devices around the house it is more important than ever that the next generation appreciate and even defend our earth and its fleeting bounty. McCloskey will definitely help them do that.

 
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After raising her ducklings on a secluded island, Mrs. Mallard leads them to the Boston Public Garden to eat peanuts



  • Condition: Used - Good
    HPB condition ratings
    • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
    • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
    • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
    • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
    • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
    • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
    Conditions Guide
  • Format: School And Library
  • Sold by: HPB Watauga
  • Seller rating:
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Viking Childrens Books
  • ISBN-13: 9780670451494
  • ISBN: 0670451495
  • Publication Year: 1941
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HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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