Reading/Interest Level: Preschool
Author: David Shannon
Publisher: The Blue Sky Press
Duck has a wild idea. One day he sees a tractor and decides to try and drive it. After looking around a bit, he turns a shiny little piece of metal by the steering wheel and he's off! All the other farm animals join him on a trip through town, right past the diner where everyone is having lunch. Everyone stares as the tractor drives by and then run after it. But when they finally catch up to the tractor all the animals have left and everyone thinks they must've been imagining it.
The painted illustrations of this book are exceptionally well done. All of the characters are expressive and each page is visually interesting. The narration mirrors David Shannon's award-winning book Duck on a Bike. Each animal and villager says something, but what they really think is something else entirely. This pattern of text is consistent throughout the bulk of the book and adds to the fun story. Children should enjoy the humor of this book's images and text.