|Piglet called truffle (Jasmine Green Rescues)|
Author: Peters, Helen
Jasmine Green, an aspiring veterinarian, tries to save a piglet in trouble.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 4.60
Points: 2.0 Quiz: 506682
Kirkus Reviews (-) (02/01/20)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 03/01/2020 The daughter of a vet, Jasmine accompanies her mother to a calving at a nearby farm and discovers a newborn piglet that's too weak to nurse. The farmer refuses to coddle the runt of the litter, but Jasmine secretly takes the piglet home, saves her life, and names her Truffle. Though her father, who raises calves and chickens, refuses to add a pig to the farm, he lets Jasmine keep her temporarily. After the girl trains Truffle as a sniffer pig, she proves her worth by trailing two lost guinea pigs, which Jasmine rescues. The story ends happily on Christmas morning. Peters based the setting on the “old-fashioned farm in England” where she grew up. Simply written, immediately engaging, and grounded in realistic details, the narrative will be highly satisfying for kids who love animals. Many detailed, appealing line drawings illustrate the story, which was first published in the UK in 2016. The second volume in the Jasmine Green Rescues series, A Duckling Called Button, will be published here simultaneously. A promising start for this accessible chapter-book series. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.