The Last Dodo
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King Glut's conversion to conservation isn't brought about by his rescue from shipwreck by a friendly whale, or by the captain of the Green Dove protection vessel: right to the last minute the corpulent king, with a passion for eggs, seems determined to eat the last dodo egg. But this egg hatches and a peck on the nose from the dodo is enough to make the king change his mind. Reg Cartwright's stylised illustrative technique is as unique as the dodo: green consciousness came too late to save real dodos, but this tale with its lavish jungly scenes is a pertinent reminder of mankind's greed and its potential destructiveness.