Flight of the Dodo
Little, Brown & Co., 2005 (2005)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
enguin can't fly like the
. He's a
, and keeps getting pooped on. So he becomes an activist amongst the other flightless birds (Ostrich, Kiwi, Cassowary), announcing that '
it's time for change!
' But how will the
manage to fly?
hey go through all kinds of failed inventions before they come up with the Dodo, a hot air balloon. Up they go for a
bird's eye view
for the first time in their lives! They try all kinds of things they'd never done before (including Penguin's
on a lonely rock). They have great fun until they're caught in a thunderstorm, and must seek help.
light of the Dodo
is a beautifully illustrated (I love the worm sandwich), engaging story that gives a bird's eye view on the history of flight, and shows how even
can fulfill their dreams.
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