Mr. McCloskey’s Marvelous Mallards: The Making of Make Way for Ducklings

Coming November 1, 2022!

While writing and illustrating the beloved picture book Make Way for Ducklings, Robert McCloskey brings a flock of ducklings into his tiny New York City apartment. But an artist + a bunch of ducklings in his apartment = chaos! There are ducklings in the bathtub and ducklings in the kitchen, quacking at dawn and sitting on his desk. Can he learn to draw them just right before they grow too big?

This glimpse into the creation of a much-loved story for kids is a must-read for fans of children’s books, or for anyone who is interested in the creative process and the importance of persistence.

From Calkins Creek, an imprint of Astra Publishing. November 1, 2022. Illustrations by Becca Stadtlander.

JLG Selection 2022