Duck and Goose discover an egg lying in the field, and each one wants it for himself! They honk, quack, and bicker, but it looks like they'll be stuck with each other if they want to see the egg hatch. A delightful story of an unlikely friendship. “ That egg is mine I saw it first, ” says Goose. “ I touched it first. It” s mine, ” declares Duck. Like James Marshall” s George and Martha, and Rosemary Wells” s Benjamin and Tulip, Duck and Goose have to work at getting along. You see, Duck doesn” t much care for Goose at first- and Goose isn” t fond of Duck- but both want the egg that each claims to be his. As the two tend to their egg, and make plans for the future, they come to appreciate one another” s strengths. And when a bluebird points out that it isn” t really an egg - it” s a polka dot ball - the two are not dismayed. After all, it is a lovely ball. . . .