The Donkey Egg by Janet Stevens is a rollicking story about a group of animals on a farm owned by a bear who spends a little too much time asleep in his chair. A wily fox sells him a donkey egg to tend, which proves fairly challenging. Just when it must be time for hatching the egg gets loose! The resolution of what could be a catastrophe is great fun. Colorful illustrations and a lot of rhyming text make this a great read aloud.