Martha loves birds, so one day when she meets and makes friends with a Dodo, a species supposed to be extinct, in the woods behind her house, she resolves to keep him secret to keep him safe—but sometimes it is hard to keep a big secret.
If my three-year-old was going to that famous desert island where you only get three books, she might choose to bring this one twice. I like the book a lot, but it’s her love for it that really pushes it over the top for me. The story is fun and engaging—maybe a little lacking for me, but like I said, she loves it. We agree completely, however, on the illustrations: they’re an explosion of color that effectively blends a vintage style with a modern color palate. Each page contains the perfect amount of text—something else that matters to me.