Longue vie aux dodos - Easy French reader by Dick King-Smith and David Parkins. Dodo birds are big and clumsy birds that live on an island in the Indian Ocean. It seems to be a paradise, and life is pleasant, but one day.... Then pirates arrive, there is a typhoon, and worst of all - rats invade the island following a shipwreck. Guided by a parrot, who also survived the shipwreck, several dodo birds flee on a boat, to avoid distinction. They find a new island where they can live in peace! Paperback, 119 pages.