Friday, February 4, 2011

"Make Way for Ducklings" Mystery Reader


Our very own Coach Hall was our mystery reader this week. Coach Hall reminisced about hearing her Grandmother T read her a favorite book called "May Way for Ducklings" by Robert McCloskey. Coming from the Boston area, this book mentions familiar locales, from Beacon Hill to Louisburg Square, and over the Charles River--often from a duck's-eye view. This story is about Mr. and Mrs. Mallard Duck who need to find a safe place to raise their eight ducklings. It follows the adventures of the ducklings with a happy ending on a little island pond where they follow Swan boats for peanuts. Afterward, Coach Hall had the children acting out different animals, including ducks, lions, and snakes. Then she shared some Boston cream cakes with the children for another very happy ending!!

1 comment:

Chascinc said...

This book is one of my favorites as I also hail from the Boston area. What fun it is to read about a common shared experience. That is why, as writers, we need to write about our lives. We can connect with our readers in a very personal way. Make way for writers!