‘Dodos have no enemies, everyone knows that.’
Beatrice and Bertie, dodos in love, watch the ship approach with no thought of danger.
But the newly arrived giant sea-monkeys soon become their deadly enemy. And the rats they bring with them are worse still: an evil, cunning clan who threaten the dodos long after the sailors have left.
Is this the end of dodos forever? Or can they pull off a daring escape?
This is one of the first books I read all by myself. My year one teacher, Mrs. Heath, kept a personal stash of decent children’s books in a cupboard and after taking a week or so to ascertain that I was reading beyond the required level of ‘Biff, Chip and Kipper‘ she let me and a couple of others plunder from this cupboard as much as we liked during school hours – with the one stipulation that we couldn’t take the books home. So rereading this at almost 25 the first thing that strikes me is how much shorter it seems to be than when I was 5. It is still, however, a very fun little story about animals that it’s hard not to love. Seriously, who doesn’t love dodos?