Uh-Oh, Dodo!

Written & Illustrated by Jennifer Sattler

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Dodo is a blue baby bird out for his first adventure walk in the world with Mama. He loves to sing and walk and make new friends. Sometimes, though, the world can be a scary place, like when the leg you grab onto isn’t your Mama’s.

He has several adventures that first grade readers will enjoy particularly because they have experienced the same things. The font is large and bold so beginning readers and emergent readers will be comfortable with the text.

There are many picture clues to help out first grade readers, but it will also become a favorite read aloud for the kindergarten and younger set. The children can mimic Dodo by walking or singing loudly like he does in the story.

Literacy skills like setting, cause and effect, sequencing, picture clues and drawing conclusions can all be strengthened by this colorful book that contains many loveable creatures.

Literacy teachers will also want to use this story as a way to begin a writing activity, be it fiction or nonfiction about one time when a student went a walking with Mama and what happened on their marvelous adventure.


  • Uh Oh DodoTitle: Uh-Oh, Dodo!
  • Author/Illustrator: Jennifer Sattler
  • Publisher: Boyds Mills Press, 2013
  • Reviewer: Elizabeth Swartz
  • Format: Hardcover/32pages
  • ISBN:  978-1-59078-929-2
  • Genre: Picture book

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