ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: August 9, 2018
The Dodo Made Me Do It
By (author) Jo Simmons; Illustrated by Sheena Dempsey
Danny longs for adventure – or just a super-cool summer holiday, for once – but every year he is shipped off to the quiet village of Kinoussie in Scotland to stay with his gran. Nothing ever ever happens in Kinoussie – except his gran makes him eat a lot of porridge, and the only person to hang out with is science-mad Susie, who is more interested in watching programmes about tapeworms than finding fun!But when Danny hears about a shipwreck just off the coast, his adventure really begins and when he discovers a dodo (of all things!), Danny certainly gets more than he bargains for! Trying to keep the dodo fed, safe and quiet is a mammoth task and Danny’s lies and excuses are soon spinning out of control. Why had he ever wished for something more exciting to happen?A hilarious tale of wish fulfilment gone wrong that every child will relate to – perfect for fans of Pamela Butchart, My Brother Is a Superhero and David Baddiel’s The Parent Agency.
Jo Simmons began her working life as a journalist. Her first fiction series for children, Pip Street, was inspired by her own kids’ love of funny fiction, and two Super Loud Sam books followed. In addition to children’s fiction, she co-wrote a humorous parenting book, Can I Give Them Back Now?: The Aargh To Zzzz of Parenting, published by Square Peg. Jo lives in Brighton with her husband, two boys and a scruffy formerly Romanian street dog. I Swapped My Brother on the Internet is her first book for Bloomsbury.Sheena Dempsey is a children’s illustrator and author from Ireland. She has illustrated for various writers and publishers including the multi-award-winning Dave Pigeon books written by Swapna Haddow (published by Faber) and CBI nominated Billy Button, Telegram Boy written by Sally Nicholls and published by Barrington Stoke. She also illustrated Yoga Babies, by Fearne Cotton, which was published in September 2017 by Andersen Press. Sheena lives in London with her very spotty greyhound, Sandy, and her not-very-spotty partner, Mick.sheenadempsey.com