The Dodos Did It!
(Simon & Schuster)
What if you love dodos so much that you ‘own dodo toys’, watch ‘dodo films‘ and even have ‘dodo lampshades’? It would seem that the next step would be to wish, wish, wish to have a dodo, wouldn’t it? That’s what Jack does! What’s more the wish comes true! Thereafter, Jack has so much fun that he wishes ‘for even more dodos‘. Yet while it seems to be ‘the best thing ever’ at first, before long, ‘ten pet dodos‘ seem to be causing so much trouble!
What’s more those dodos make his parents unhappy, cause havoc in the swimming pool where they ‘dive and splash‘ and then at the playground, too! It’s even worse at the café. Unfortunately, nothing that Jack says seems to cut the mustard! At the supermarket and the library, nobody believes Jack when he claims The Dodos Did it! What is to be done?
The Dodos Did It! is a welcome follow up to Alice McKinley’s Nine Lives Newton. Like that beloved picture book, this title offers warnings, suspense and then lots of laughs! We love the creator’s imagination and wit. Furthermore, her illustrations are so warm, exuberant and exciting.
Bookwagon loves the thought of wishing for dodos… What would you wish for? Might there be an opportunity for Jack to change his preoccupation so that all too soon he’s blaming a rumpus on someone else. Maybe it will be a The ….. Did It!