Danny Dodo’s Detective Diary

Learn all about extinct and endangered animals


Join Danny Dodo as he uncovers the mystery behind the disappearances of iconic species


ISBN: 9780500652077 Category:


Danny Dodo is a detective on a mission. Over the years, hundreds of amazing animals have disappeared. Where did they go? Why did they vanish? It’s Danny’s job to find out – and he wants readers to help!

Danny Dodo’s Detective Diary includes tales about Skye the passenger pigeon; Lily, the snail muse of Hawaii whose shimmering shell inspired poetry; and Mayleen the Baiji river dolphin, known to many as the ‘Goddess of the Yangtze.’ But Danny doesn’t just want to celebrate his extinct friends – he’s going to help everyone get to know some of his endangered friends too.

Featuring the quirky illustrations of Rob Hodgson, Danny Dodo’s Detective Diary stands apart from other natural history titles with its characterful creatures and humorous approach to zoology based on the latest scientific research, and includes handy tips for young children on what they can do to help the planet.

With 48 illustrations in colour

Additional information

Weight 604 g
Dimensions 23.8 x 30.8 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 8 April 2021
Number of pages 48
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Rob Hodgson
Dimensions 23.8 x 30.8 cm
Weight 604 g


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Rob Hodgson is a British designer and illustrator. He has illustrated many books, including Tony T-Rex's Family Album and Maisie Mammoth's Memoirs, also published by Thames & Hudson. Dr Nick Crumpton is a zoologist at University College London. He has worked at the Natural History Museum and for the BBC, and contributed to Why do dogs sniff bottoms?, Why do cats meow? and Why can't horses burp?.