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Make Way For Ducklings

$ 19.99 USD

Make Way For Ducklings combines a perfectly told tale with lovely illustrations to tell the story of how a family of ducks found a home in Boston's Public Garden. After hatching and raising their chicks along the Charles River, Mr. and Mrs. Mallard decide it's finally time to bring their new family to their real home--on the island in the middle of the Public Garden's lake. With Mr. Mallard already at the Public Garden preparing his family's new home, it's up to Mrs. Mallard to get their eight ducklings safely from the Charles River to the Public Garden--unfortunately, this means that they must cross several busy streets. How will the bustling and busy citizens of Boston react to the sight of a family of ducks marching down their streets?

Based on a true story, Make Way For Ducklings is illustrated with brown-and-white ink illustrations which reflect the author/artist's extreme attention to detail--particularly in terms of his presentation of the ducks and duck behavior. In tribute to this 1942 Caldecott Award-winning book, a bronze sculpture of Mrs. Mallard and her eight children now graces a walkway near the lake in Boston's Public Garden.

Awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1941, Make Way for Ducklings has been described as "one of the merriest picture books ever" (The New York Times). Ideal for reading out loud, this book deserves a place of honor on every child's bookshelf.

Size: 9.5 x 12.25 inches
Weight: 1.4 pounds
Pages: 9.5" x 12.25"
Ages: 4 to 8

We are happy to accept returns on unused, unaltered merchandise in its original packaging and with all original tags. Return requests must be made within 7 days from the original date of purchase for a refund (less any shipping fees) and within 30 days for store credit or exchange. All returns must be pre-authorized by a Tadpole staff member, either in person, or by phone or email if you are mailing the merchandise back. Damaged packaging will be subject to a 10% restocking fee. All unaltered merchandise could also be subject to a restocking fee anywhere between 10-25% depending on the value of the original merchandise and the reason for return. Once we have received your return we will process the refund/store credit/exchange within 2 business days. Store credit expires after 6 months. 

The following items are final sale i.e. NON-REFUNDABLE:

  • All special orders and sale items; all toy special orders are final sale; all furniture sales are final sale; damaged, defective, or missing furniture pieces will be replaced.
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  • Gifts can only be exchanged or offered store credit if returned within 30 days of the original date of purchase. 

Please note:

Orders that qualify for free shipping may be subject to a restocking fee.

If an item is damaged once opened, or during shipping, please notify us immediately. We will gladly accept returns of defective merchandise within 7 days of purchase/receipt of goods. Returned items are your responsibility until they reach the return address. Please ensure your package is returned securely to prevent any damage to the item or its packaging. Tracking is highly recommended. Any returns that are damaged when we receive them will not be refunded. We are not responsible for any items that are returned to us in error. 

Credit card orders will receive refunds in the form of a credit to the card. Please allow at least one billing cycle for credit to appear on your statement.

To request a return via email, send an e-mail to with your name, address, invoice number, item you are returning, and why you are returning it. 

Important: Please note that we do not refund delivery fees or original shipping charges.

Please send returns to:
Attn: Returns
58 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA 02116          

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