Petunia - Roger Duvoisin
This book is so awesomely 1950s vintage that it almost feels like a new book imitating a vintage style. This is one of those books that I feel certain I would have been deeply attached to had I read it in my childhood. It's just one of those books. As it stands my thirty-something year old self thinks it's pretty awesome. Petunia is a silly goose who stumbles upon a book and decides that by just owning it and carrying it around she will automatically become wise. Her barnyard friends are convinced as well and begin to seek her advice on all things. Petunia's advice turns out to be comically disastrous and she realizes that looking smart and being smart are two entirely different things.