Next March we’re incredibly pleased to be publishing the second book in the WONDERFUL Jasmine Green series, written by Helen Peters and illustrated by Ellie Snowdon: A Duckling Called Button. And today, for the first time, you can read an early preview of the book!
Jasmine’s dad is a farmer, and her mum is a large-animal vet, so Jasmine spends a lot of time caring for animals and trying to keep them out of trouble. Unfortunately, this often means getting herself out of difficulty, too!
In A Duckling Called Button, a nesting duck is killed in a terrible accident, and Jasmine and her best friend Tom rescue the eggs and try to hatch them in an incubator. It’s a risky business but soon Button is running around, getting into scrapes. Until the day he gets into a scrape with no escape…
Here’s a first look inside the book:
If you’re new to the Jasmine Green series, you can take a look inside the first book in the series, A Piglet Called Truffle, below.
Brilliant story-telling that will make you laugh and cry, and beautifully illustrated by Ellie Snowdon, this is James Herriot for a new generation. And the series is already attracting lots of admirers – here’s what The Guardian’s Imogen Russell Williams said about A Piglet Called Truffle:
“For readers aged five to eight, Helen Peters’ A Piglet Called Truffle is sensitively illustrated by Ellie Snowdon, and reminiscent of Dick King-Smith at his best … This involving, unsentimental little book is the first in a new series that should appeal strongly to animal lovers.”
A Duckling Called Button will be in shops in March – you can find out more about the book here. And if you’d like to stay up to date with all of our book news, you can sign up to our books newsletter at this page, or with the form below, and you’ll never miss a thing.