Robert McCloskey‘s “Make Way for Ducklings” turns 75 this year. The book has been popular enough to inspire twin sculptures of the duck family in both Boston (the book’s setting) and Moscow. While working on “Make Way for Ducklings” McCloskey actually kept six ducklings in his apartment to serve as models. His preparatory sketches can be viewed online thanks to the Boston Public Library.
Make Way for Ducklings, 5″x5″, ink, and watercolor on illustration board