Ever since starting our Book of the Trip tradition in Iceland, we have really enjoyed choosing a book to commemorate our travels before coming home. In Boston, our selection was made easy for us. The official children’s book of the state of Massachusetts is Make Way for Ducklings, and because it has so much geographical infusion we loved this option. There is even a statue of Mrs. Mallard and her ducklings in the Boston Public Garden. Truth be told, I didn’t even realize every state had a specifically designated book, or children’s book. I feel a new tradition brewing!
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Make Way for Ducklings
This book follows the journey of Mr and Mrs. Mallard as they search for a new place to call home. Mrs. Mallard is about to lay eggs and it won’t be long before the ducks begin to molt. During their journey they make new friends, find yummy food, and traverse the city.
► For Kids: Make Way for Ducklings is a longer children’s story book with black and white illustrations. It was originally published in 1941 and pays tribute to yesteryear. It is smooth and easy to read for adults and young readers. The pages have large beautiful illustrations and the text varies from page to page. Each page provides a memory of Boston and will remind you of your trip for years to come.
Do you have a favorite children’s book you like to read? Or maybe one that has to make the journey with you? We’d love to hear about it!
► Nap-Time Version: Make Way for Ducklings was our Book of the Trip selection for Boston, Massachusetts.