Dear Book Lovers,
Today is the first day of Chanukah! As I’m homeschooling my Changeling this year, we get to do stuff our way. To us, this means the bookish way. Have you ever noticed that there are 8 ducklings and 1 Mama Duck in the Make Way for Ducklings statue at the Boston Public Garden, created by the excellent sculptor, Nancy Schön, who, incidentally, is Jewish? And who just loves it when people interact with and (respectfully) enjoy and dress up those ducks!
So we did.
Happy Chanukah, one and all!
(Mama Duck carries the shamash in her beak to light all those duckling candles.)
(Yep, that’s the Changeling! Can’t see her face, so I feel ok posting this. She has loved this statue, well. All 9 years of her life, basically!)
If you like seeing ducks dressed up, may I recommend Nancy Schön’s book, Ducks on Parade? If you buy it at that link, you’ll get a signed copy!
2 thoughts on “Make Way for Eight Candles!”
I had no idea the ducks were so big! Nice to know that the artist has foreseen the world’s need for dressed-up party ducks and offered encouragement accordingly!
She’s AMAZING. I love her, as an artist and full human being!