Young Daniel and his family live in a log cabin high on a Tennessee mountain. Whenever Daniel has time, he carves things out of wood. First he makes a beautiful dish for his mother. Then he tries a cup and a spoon. But Daniel wants to create realistic animals just like the famous woodcarver who lives in the valley. All winter long after supper, Daniel sits in front of the warm fireplace with his knife and a large piece of wood. He is working on a duck to sell at the spring fair in the valley. But when he finishes his sculpture, everyone laughs! In Clyde Robert Bulla's heartwarming tale, a young boy learns there are different reasons for laughter. Narrator Jeff Woodman's delightful performance will captivate beginning readers and inspire them to read for themselves.