‘Make Way for Ducklings’ Celebrates 75 Years in Print!
The endearing story of the Mallard family in search of a home is now immortalized both in print and in a bronze statue in Boston’s Public Garden. Daughter Sal McCloskey (the inspiration for ‘Blueberries for Sal’) recalls the creative process behind her father’s illustrations.
McCloskey went down to the Washington Square Market, bought a crate of ducks and brought them back to his Greenwich Village studio apartment. He washed the ducklings off in the bathtub, put them in a pan, and got to work. (NPR)