I'm not really sure how I have not yet talked about this fantastic book. I bought it over a year ago at an independent bookstore and it is probably one of my all time favorites. Duck by Randy Cecil is the story of a carousel duck who wants to fly. When a real little duck ends up near the carousel, the big duck is worried that the little duck won't be able to join everyone and fly. As I think I've pointed out before, I am a total sucker for fabulous illustrations and this one just takes the cake.
This book is great for talking about sacrifice and giving up your happiness to help others. The author has a great story without shoving a lesson down the reader's throat.
While you are picking up this book, you can also grab Gator another book by Randy Cecil which is also fantastic.