Robert McCloskey’s Make Way for Ducklings is an essential picture book. Written and illustrated by McCloskey, it won the 1942 Caldecott Medal for illustrations.
The book is still popular and has been constantly in print since its first publication. In fact, Boston has dedicated small statues to the ducks.
The story of Mr. and Mrs. Mallard is set in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. and Mrs. Mallard are looking for a place to settle their family. They search all over Boston, looking at all of the famous places, like Beacon Hill. Unfortunately, there is something wrong with each place.