â€śYankee Doodle went to town / a-riding on a pony / stuck a feather in his hat / and called it macaroni.â€ť Many know the song â€śYankee Doodle Dandy,â€ť but few understand it. This unapologetically silly picture book reveals that the legendary ride to town (and the whole macaroni thing) was all suggested by Mr. Doodleâ€™s overeager pony. This just makes Mr. Doodle cranky: â€śI do not want macaroni. I do not want a feather. I do not want any other clothing, any other pasta, or any other parts of a bird. I do not want anything that they have in town!â€ť A historical note ends this colorful, comical take on a nonsensical old song.