Jack absolutely loves dodos; he has a dodo themed bedroom and lots of dodo toys. But what he really wants is a real dodo. Amazingly his wish comes true – and he is so pleased with his new companion, he wishes for more! Soon he has ten dodos, all bursting with energy and ready to play. At first this is fun, but the novelty soon wears off as the dodos create havoc wherever Jack and his family go. Unfortunately, his parents just don’t believe him when he blames the dodos for the mess in his bedroom, the supermarket and the library because as everyone knows, there are no dodos anymore!
This is a delighful picturebook with a very amusing story about being careful what you wish for. The repeated refrain ‘The dodos did it!’ will tempt children to join in when they hear the story read aloud. There is lots for children to spot in the detailed and lively illustrations and subtle visual jokes to engage the adult reader. A second successful picturebook from the creator of Nine Lives Newton. Look out for the surprise twist at the end!