A DUCKLING CALLED BUTTON: JASMINE GREEN RESCUES, By Helen Peters, Illustrated by Ellie Snowdon, Walker Books US, Candlewick Press

The second title in a fantastic series of animal stories for younger readers by Waterstones Children’s Book Prize-shortlisted author Helen Peters, with beautiful black-and-white illustrations by Ellie Snowdon.

When a nesting duck is killed in a terrible accident, 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…

Brilliant storytelling that will make you laugh and cry, this is Dick King-Smith for a new generation.

Look out for Jasmine’s other adventures!

A Piglet Called Truffle – Reviewed Here
A Sheepdog Called Sky

Out March 2020

160 Pages


I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

The Jasmine Green Rescues series is a great series for ages 7 to 9 which puts this book in the chapter book section, the early reader section, and the easy reader section. It would also appeal to special needs kids and could be a great read out loud book at schools. I recommend school libraries stock up with these books too.

The print is large and sentences not too long. There are illustrations to complete the story and a fantastic theme about rescuing animals and farm life. The messages the author shares are being responsible, kindness, caring and making the effort.

I love everything about this series and have previously review one other book which I’ve provided the link above or on website’s review. I think all kids today should read these books even if it’s to learn that there are other avenues to rescuing animals other than just cats and dogs–farm animals matter too. Life on the farm is outlined in the books and beautiful stories that promise to capture and engage readers with.

I gave this book:

Five golden rating star vector illustration in white background.

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