The weather could not have been more perfect yesterday for the annual Duckling Day Parade in honor of Mothers everywhere on Mother’s Day. Children dressed as their favorite ducklings enjoyed a magic show, facepainting, balloon animals and more as they waited for the parade to begin on the Boston Common. At noon when the Harvard Band began to play families lined up excitedly and began to retrace the steps of the characters from Robert McCloskey’s beloved Make Way for Ducklings. The day ended with a dramatic reading of the book by the Wheelock Family Theatre. As an added bonus Jane McCloskey was there to sign her book “Robert McCloskey: A Private Life in Words and Pictures” as well as a few copies of her father’s work.
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Duckling Day Highlights:
1. Magician Peter O’Malley wowed the crowd on the Boston Common:
2. Rhondella Richardson of Channel 5 news wore a festive yellow dress to welcome families to the event:
3.The Wheelock Family theatre provided post-parade entertainment with a dramatic reading of
Make Way for Ducklings
4. Jane McCloskey signed copies of her book about her father as well as copies of Make Way for Ducklings.