Duck for President: According to Variety, Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies have endorsed Duck for President.

The studio and shingle have jointly optioned the book from Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. "Duck" is the third installment in the series by author Doreen Cronin and illustrator Betsy Lewin following New York Times bestsellers "Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type" and "Giggle, Giggle, Quack."

"Duck for President" arrived in stores on Super Tuesday, March 2, with a first printing of 250,000 copies. It reached No. 2 on the Times bestseller list before hitting the top spot the following week.

The story follows a duck who tires of doing chores on the farm, organizes an election and defeats Farmer Brown by one vote. After he realizes that running a farm is no fun, he runs for governor, wins, makes the same discovery about the lack of fun and then runs for president.

It's not clear whether the adaptation will be CGI or live action.

Brian B.