By: Laura Gehl

Illustrated by: Andrea Zuill

Published: April 12, 2022

Publisher: Random House Studio


Donut watches her bird friend fly through the air and dreams of flying herself. Donut assumes it can’t be that hard and decides to give it a try.

Donut jumps from a stump and thumps right to the ground. She notices the bird has wings so she creates some as well. Unfortunately, that doesn’t work either. After lots of new ideas and tricks, Donut might just have a perfect idea for flying.

Donut does not give up. She doesn’t let go of her dream to fly, even after failing numerous times and after a few bumps along the way. With teamwork and a bit of imagination, Donut just may be able to make her dream come true.

This story is perfect for young readers as there are minimal words and a rhyming pattern. After just a few read-throughs, kids will be able to read the story themselves. The illustrations show Donut’s frustration, her dreams, her excitement, and her friends’ support. Everyone will be rooting for Donut by the end of the story.

Click HERE to download some Donut activity sheets

Laura Gehl is the award-winning author of more than thirty popular picture books, board books, and early readers including One Big Pair of Underwear, Except When They Don’t, My Pillow Keeps Moving, and the Baby Scientist series. She loves spending time outdoors, especially hiking. Laura lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with her husband and four children (all of whom are willing to hike as long as tasty trail snacks are involved). Visit Laura online at

Andrea Zuill is an author-illustrator of several children’s books. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in California, Texas, and New York, including the San Diego Museum of Art and the Brand Library gallery, where she won the Disney Imagineering Award. 

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