Take a lovely, and historical, tour of Boston with the Mallard family in McCloskey's unforgettable children's classic Make Way for Ducklings.
http://www.boston-discovery-guide.com/make-way-for-ducklings.html#axzz1d4yVoFBL And check out the ducklings in their holiday finest: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dippy_duck/2173283522/ In fact, just Google "Make Way for Ducklings" and view all the images of the bronze brood throughout the seasons in Boston Public Gardens.
While I think that's recommendation enough, I must share a true story . . . that really . . . did . . . happen. This past summer when we vacationed with the Mister's family, we ate at a Brixx Pizza located near a small pond. While enjoying our pizza over laughter and conversation, all five cousins spotted a mother duck marching her ducklings past the glassed windows of the restaurant, 100 feet or so toward the pond. We ALL delighted in the sight, adults and children alike. Now I ask you, doesn't that spark your curiosity as to the inspiration behind McCloskey's story? It does mine!