I Can Do It! A young bull loves gallowing like his best friend. Red the racehorse does. But will he ever be able to enter a race? A fun story about how you can achieve anything when you put your mind to it.
Make your child the main character. Replace this (_____) with your child’s name.
I Can Do It!
All the bulls on Farmer Wilson’s farm love to plod along, chewing grass all day. Except one.
_____ isn’t like the other bulls. He likes to trot and canter and gallop.
_____ dreams about being a racehorse like his best friend, Red.
Red lives in the field next to _____. They have been best friends since the day they were born.
_____ and Red took their first shaky steps together.
When Red learned to trot, so did _____.
When Red learned to gallop, so did _____.
“You’ll never be as fast as we are, _____!” laughed the other horses.
“Stop running around, _____.” moaned the other bulls.
“But we’re having fun!” shouted _____, as he raced up and down the field with Red.
One day, Red told _____ he was entering his first race.
_____ asked Farmer Wilson if he could enter too. “No, _____,” he said. “It’s just for horses.”
“But I can run fast,” said _____. “Watch!” He galloped around him in circles, but Farmer Wilson shook his head.
The next day, _____ watched as Red got ready to leave. He looked really smart wearing his new racing blanket.
“Good luck, Red!” cheered ______ with a big smile. “I wish you could come too,” said Red. “It’s not fair.”
______ plodded around the field feeling sad and lonely without Red. Poor _____.
After a while, _____ had an idea. “I know! We’ll have a FARM race! Any animal who wants to enter can take part.”
He asked Farmer Wilson to put up a poster to advertise the race.
“That’s a silly idea,” said Bertie the barn owl.
“Some of us have work to do,” muttered old Ed the donkey.
But the other animals thought it was a splendid idea. Filled with excitement, they rushed to get ready.
When it was time for the race, all the farm animals gathered on the starting line.
The pigs pushed and shoved each other to get to the front.
The ducks flapped their wings in excitement.
The sheep lined up behind each other.
Some of the other bulls were there to race too.
_____ trotted into place knowing this was his big moment.
“OK everyone!” shouted Farmer Wilson. “Ready! Steady!” And with a COCK-A-DOODLE-DO, the race started.
The pigs snuffled, snorted and sauntered down the racetrack, eating the dandelions. OINK! OINK!
The ducks flew off in the wrong direction. QUACK! QUACK!
The sheep got confused and ran around each other in circles. BAAA!
The other bulls were fast, but they hadn’t learned how to gallop like _____.
_____ galloped and galloped, racing as hard as he could.
He was the first one to cross the finish line!
“Hm. Not bad!” said old Ed the donkey.
“Well done, _____!” panted the bulls. “You ran just like a racehorse.”
“_____ is the winner!” declared Farmer Wilson. “He’s the fastest animal on the farm!”
And when Red returned home, proudly wearing his winning medal…
… _____ had one too. You can achieve anything when you put your mind to it!