Written and illustrated by David Shannon, published by Blue Sky Press, copyright 2002.
Grade level: K-3
When Duck gets a crazy idea to ride a bike one day, he goes around the farm showing off to all the other animals. They each say hi to them in their own way, and they either think he's nuts, or they want to join him. Later that day, a bunch of kids come over to the farm and leave there bikes sitting outside while they go in. The story ends with all the animals getting to join Duck on their own bikes.
I enjoyed reading this book aloud, and it is a fun book to get kids involved since they can chime in by saying aloud the barnyard animal noises. The bright and colorful illustrations will also attract kids' attention.
possible themes/units: Farm animals