Monday, October 6, 2008

Make Way for Ducklings!!

One of my favorite memories as a child was visiting the Peabody Hotel and watching the ducks come down the elevator and make their way through the lobby to swim in the fountain in the middle of the hotel. I'm not sure why this was so incredibly entertaining but still to this day I fondly remember watching the ducks with my dad.

Scholastic Storybook Treasures has released Make Way for Ducklings and more delightful duck stories, six duck stories in all to be exact! This includes some of the best duck stories of all time : Make Way for Ducklings, A Story about Ping, The Ugly Duckling, Angus and the Ducks, Cat and Canary, and Wings: A Tale of Two Chickens!!

Connor has been sick all weekend and I have to admit I am exausted. He does have a dvd and a small LCD TV in his room for weeks just like this one. Not to be lazy but there are some nights that I just cannot read him a story to get him to go back to sleep at 2am. With him sick I've been up every few hours at night and he just wants me to hold him. I'm burned out and as a last resort I decided that he might just go back to sleep if we used at storytime DVD to get him back in the mood and I decided to put in Make Way for Ducklings the other night and hit play all so the DVD would just read all the stories before stopping. I held my breath and sat there and watched the first book with him and even though he was totally miserable and I he tossed and turned he stopped crying and layed down to watch. Talk about relief on his mom's behalf, I snuck out halfway through The Story about Ping and layed down in bed and fully expected him to cry and scream for me... and nothing... silence, just the narriator reading softly in the background. I decided right then that we needed to get the entire Scholastic collection just for nights like these. Not that I think its any replacement for me reading to him, but It's really nice to know I have something to back me up especially when neither of us have slept in days!

Make Way for Ducklings and more delightful duck stories
is available right now on Amazon!

I have one copy of Make Way for Ducklings and more delightful duck stories to give away to one of my readers!

To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out the Make Way for Ducklings and more delightful duck stories and tell me what is your favorite duck or bird story, it does not have to be one included on this DVD!
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
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  • To get extra credit :
    • For an extra entry :
    • Bloggers - Blog about this contest and leave me the link on your comment, or add me to your sidebar and let me know its there.
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    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end Oct 30th at midnight!

115 Comments:

Brimful Curiosities said...

Ironic, I just found the book Make Way for Ducklings at a garage sale last weekend and wondered if my 3yo daughter would even be interested considering that the drawings are all done in brown. Amazingly, it is currently her favorite story, even though it is a little wordier than most we read. There is just something about ducks!

My favorite duck story is One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root. It is a very fun read aloud with great tongue twister like rhymes and also is a counting book besides.

paryjeja said...

I love the story of The Ugly Duckling.

saraG said...

Oh I remember the "Make Way for Ducklings" story from when I was little! I had a little paperback book and used to have my grandma read it to me all the time :)
This would be a perfect gift for my baby!

saraG said...

And I'm subscribed to your RSS feed :)

Jenn S. said...

My favorite bird story is "Are You My Mother?" by P.D. Eastman. I love reading this book to my kids.

TheAngelForever said...

I think Duck for President would be my favorite duck story. Thanks for the fun giveaway.

TheAngelForever said...

I also subscribe to your feed :)

Katweb said...

Actually, 'Make Way For Ducklings'
has always been one of my favorite children's stories. I remember my parents reading it to me as a child, and it has always stayed in my mind. It's so great to see it com around again, now I can share it with my children!

Katweb said...

I also have subscribed to both your newsletter and your rss feed, I LOVE your site!

Kristie said...

My favorite is The Ugly Duckling

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5webs said...

The Ugly Duckling...I could relate as a kid (boo hoo)...still waiting for the whole swan transformation though...
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Shelly said...

I am a subscriber

Shelly said...

My daughter has a great counting book called Ten Little Ducklings that has a squeaky duck

reb said...

The ugly duckling.

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Millie said...

Ugly duckling who doesnt love that story? Thank you so much for a chance to win this great gift!

Millie said...

I am a subscriber :)

lisagee said...

Ducks are sweethearts. Raised a few in my day.
Any duck story for my niece would be good!

penguin28 said...

We like Little Quack's Bedtime around here.

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vmkids said...

My favorite duck story is from an older man from my church. He was near the eggs when they were hatched and then they followed him and waited on him at the window when he went to the house.

mrs.mommyy said...

this is one of our favorites

agordon10 said...

I love Blueberries for Sal

mverno said...

love the ugly duckling great story

geekbearinggifts said...

I really enjoyed Make Way for Ducklings as a child (I think I first saw/heard it on Captain Kangaroo.) I have shared it with many children, but my all-time favorite "duck story" is The Story About Ping--I was delighted to see that it's part of this collection. Thanks for the offer!

geekbearinggifts said...

I really enjoyed Make Way for Ducklings as a child (I think I first saw/heard it on Captain Kangaroo.) I have shared it with many children, but my all-time favorite "duck story" is The Story About Ping--I was delighted to see that it's part of this collection. Thanks for the offer!

Cheri said...

My son has a book called An Adventure with Charlie Chick about a little duck that just gets hatched and is off on an adventure to look for his brothers and sisters. On his way he find several eggs of other animals wich are flaps for kids to open up. It is very cute! We also have Make Way for Ducklings which is such a sweet story. We would love this DVD. Thanks for the givaway!
Cheri
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Kelly said...

The only one I can think of right now is The Ugly Duckling.

Jenny said...

I can't remember many duck stories from when I was a kid, but I did have a video I really liked of a cartoon version of The Ugly Duckling. It was good.

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judybrittle said...

My favorite bird story is Chicken Little. I hope a chicken is a bird.
Thank you!

judybrittle said...

I'm subscribed

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I always liked the ugly duckling.

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I am a subscriber!

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fats82439 said...

old standby- THE UGLY DUCKLING!

Sarah S said...

I love the Goose and Duck books!

Michele said...

I've always loved The Ugle Duckling!!!! Such a great message!!

Thanks so much!!
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Michele said...

I'm a subscriber!!

Thanks so much!!
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tawnda said...

my fav duck story is the ugly duckling

MMrussianadoption said...

The Ugly Duckling of course
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sweetsue said...

My 2 year old granddaughter loves Giggle, Giggle Quack. She loves to make animal sounds!

Abby said...

My favorite story has always been the ugly duckling!

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Wehaf said...

I love Hans Christian Anderson's "The Ugly Duckling", and also the satire version (I can't remember the name or the author) about the ugly duckling who just grows up to be a really ugly duck!

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stampedwithgrace said...

one of my favorite duck stories is A Story About Ping! what a great lesson :)

stampedwithgrace said...

your button's on my blog :)

nancy said...

the Ugly Duckling is such a classic

tatertot374 said...

Thank you for having this! This is such a fun DVD. We like to go to the park and feed the ducks and geese but dont get there as much as we would like to. The kids love it. Thank you!
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gkstratos said...

Are You My Mother?
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gkstratos said...

Subscriber
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Stacey Moore said...

duck for president!
thanks!
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Stacey Moore said...

we are subscribers!
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kygirl said...

THE UGLY DUCKLING

noey718319 said...

how cool, I love this book and now it's on DVD, awesome

Felicia said...

The Ugly Duckling!

Heather said...

We love "Are you my Mother".

rosannepm said...

The Ugly Duckling

janetfaye said...

The only Duck story that I can remember is The Ugly Duckling. I used to read it to my children.

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janetfaye said...

I am subscribed.

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Nancy Murphy said...

We love the Usborne Duck who is hiding in lots of the stories! I haven't read Make Way for Ducklings to my girls. I will be sure to check it out from the library if we don't win.

I can't wait to read this classic book again.

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justicecw said...

We love the story of Ping. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw said...

subscriber!
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Kari said...

I love the story of Ping!

Kari said...

Im a subscriber!

walters123 said...

The ugly duckling.
Thanks.

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walters123 said...

I am a subscriber. Thanks.

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Julie D said...

I like Ping.

Julie D said...

I have your button on my blog.

Erica said...

The Ugly Duckling story is a classic. It is one of the best stories of all time in my opinion.

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nadia said...

The Ugly Duckling. My lil' bro and I used to make my mom read the story to us over and over again.

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I'm a suscriber.

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Smooshy said...

gotta love the ugly duckling!

LINDALSHOT said...

THE UGLY DUCKLING. It was the best!

silverbele said...

The Ugly Duckling is my favorite movie

littlelatina said...

chicken little

RE said...

The Ugly Duckling book was one of my faves as a kid. Thanks!

Cherie J said...

I have always loved the story of the Ugly Duckling.

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Bender House said...

The Ugly Duckling is a classic that I still love today. Thanks for the chance to win!

Karen said...

The Ugly Duckling is a great story.

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lorides said...

love the ugly duckling

Amber said...

I like the story of The Little Red Hen, where the hen asks for everyone's help in making bread. No one will help with the work, but in the end everyone wants to eat the bread, but she ends up eating it herself, since no one helped.

Anonymous said...

Well,our current duck favorite is "Fluffy and Baron"..such a cute story!! Thanks for the givewaway,we love books!
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Melissa said...

I've always loved "Make Way for Ducklings."

denyse said...

The Ugly Duckling, of course:)

Ken said...

The Ugly Duckling. The precursor to the modern day makeover.

Tammy said...

Disney's version of Chicken Little! love it

ky2here said...

Sorry to be boring, but 'the ugly duckling' comes directly to mind.

Anonymous said...

The Ugly Duckling is classic.

RodsAngel said...

The Ugly Duck of course

carol drury said...

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my kids love the little book called Fuzzy Duckling

Jinxy and Me said...

I always liked Chicken Little as a kid.

Betsy P said...

The Ugly Duckling was a favorite of mine growing up. The story offered all children the hope of outgrowing perceived imperfections.

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klokid said...

Chicken Little is a favorite amongst our kids

wigget said...

definitely "the ugly duckling"

chromiumman said...

the ugly duckling

Anonymous said...

Chicken Little

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yellowlabs said...

love the ugly duckling

Mae B said...

My granddaughter used to sing a duck story she learned in preschool. It went like this

Five little ducks that I once knew,
Fat were three and skinny were two.
But, the one little duck with the feather on his back,
He ruled the others with a quack, quack, quack!
Quack, quack, quack!
Quack, quack, quack!
He ruled the others with a quack, quack, quack!



If a song can't count, I vote for the ugly duckling....but we loved the story in Make way for ducklings too

Casey Becher said...

My fave: Are you my mother?

Tina S said...

"Are You My Mother" is such a cute story...it's one of my favorites!

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Helen said...

The Ugly Duckling is my favorite!

RHONDA said...

Duck on a bike is the best then ugly duckling.

drming said...

Ugly Duckling

calgirl said...

Are You My Mother? by Dr. Suess is our family favorite.

Michael said...

My uncle, for reasons even today he cannot explain, has always been fascinated with ducks. He does not hunt or eat water fowl, but he has a sizeable assortment of paintings and figurines that he displays in his home and gives away to family and friends as gifts.


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Brooke said...

My favorite bird story is the Trumpeter Swan by EB White.

Brooke said...

My favorite bird story is the Trumpeter Swan by EB White.

klp1965 said...

the ugly duckling :)

djgroz said...

The Ugly Duckling

Tarah said...

The Ugly Duckling - so simple yet it teaches such a good lesson.

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Don A. said...

I loved reading my kids the P.D. book, Are you my mother?

This one they loved also though.

purango said...

Are You My Mother? I loved reading it to my daughter. garrettsambo@aol.com

arvard said...

I like Blueberries for Sal.

Landy said...

I only know the story of the ugly duckling.


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Landy said...

I am a subscriber.

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Gianna said...

The Ugly Duckling :)

donna444444 said...

The Ugly Duckling.
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lilyk said...

I love The Ugly Duckling!

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