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A Piglet Called Truffle

Helen Peters, Ellie Snowdon


  • Animal Tales - bundles of fur, fluff and fun
  • Friends & Family - tears and laughter, and happy ever after

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4 out 5

Hattie rescues a tiny little piglet from certain death. But Hattie's parents don't believe in farm animals being pets and insist that Truffle must be sold as soon as he's big enough. So Hattie begins a campaign to keep him. In the end, it takes two lost guinea pigs and one cold, frosty, nighttime adventure to save Truffle's bacon...


The book is about another animal lover - Jasmine - going to Mr Carter's farm with her mum and saving a tiny piglet, which she named Truffle. Jasmine hid Truffle in her jacket and took it home where, unknown to her family, she looked after it by feeding it and placing the tiny piglet in the Aga (oven) to make sure it was warm enough until it survived. Later on her Mum and the rest of her family saw the piglet. Although they were annoyed with her for 'stealing' the piglet, they allowed her to keep it until it was weaned. They had also told her to tell Mr Carter the owner, who agreed for Jasmine to keep the piglet if her dad agreed. So, Jasmine kept Truffle and trained it to sniff and find stuff like dogs. When Jasmine's friend, Tom's pet guinea pigs were lost during one stormy night, Truffle helped her to search for/find them. All this convinced her parents to let her keep Truffle - they were impressed as she had made them to see the usefulness of pigs. In the end, Jasmine got Truffle as a Christmas present from her parents - she got to keep it for good - not just when it was weaned. The person/character I liked best was Jasmine - because she saved Truffle from dying and trained it to be useful in sniffing and finding the lost guinea pigs. And I would definitely recommend the book to others.

Professor Babs Mystery 15.08.2019

This book was Another exciting story that grabbed my attention. Jasmine had a great passion of pigs. She was fond of them blindly. It was a good book which I think someone should read.

Earl Stinky Bouncy-castle 13.02.2019

Star_reviewer_star Star Reviewer

A great book

Countess Rose Slingshot 13.09.2018

So cute and sweet it really shows the best of the story

Countess Venus Jamboree 31.08.2018

Really liked this booked. Have ordered in the others that follow after this one

Viscountess Venus Possum 31.07.2018

I gave this book 5 stars because it is about an animal and I love animal stories. This is because I just adore animals.

Director June Supermarket 17.07.2018

It was fantastic and cool and addictive

Fairy June Sparrow 16.07.2018

a very intresting book! I appreciate everyone to read that book. It is about a girl called Jasmine who is a animal lover she has 2 cats,1 dog, 1hen and there comes a piglet called Truffle who she kidnapped from Mr.Carters farm because Truffle was a tiny ,unloved runt pig . Jasmine takes it back to her farm and nurse it back to health.Jasmine's father also runs a farm and her mum Nadia is a vet she has a sister called Ella and a 5 year old brother called Manu . Her best friend is Tom he has 2 guinea pigs and also a pet lover . And then one stromy night...... A brilliant story that will make u laugh and cry ! I was so much flabbergasted after reading this story ! I hope u all will also enjoy it !

Anonymous 16.02.2018

it a very nice book !

Anonymous 15.02.2018

Jasmine would do anything for animals,even go out in a storm! She was also very good at training them.

Anonymous 25.11.2017

This book is about the affection Jasmine a little girl shows to a uncared newborn piglet. Jasmine smuggles the piglet to her house and takes care of her.But the following morning jasmine's parents find out this and approve her to care for the truffle the piglet(as named by jasmine) until she grew up.Jasmine trained her as a sniffer pig.One day Jasmine's friend gave her some money to care for his guinea pigs.But on a stormy night the guinea pigs ran away.Can Jasmine find them and keep Truffle with her for ever? This book explains sad scenes very well.This book is a little boring.I recommend this book for younger readers. Overall this book is not very interesting.

Anonymous 17.11.2017

This is a Heart warming story that all animal lovers should read and enjoy it was a very basic but magical story to read.

Anonymous 09.09.2017

Really good cute pig book

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Anonymous 21.08.2017

I liked this book because I love animals it starts of quit sad but don't worry everything end well! I think this book is recon mended from 6-10 year olds but if your older or yonger because everybody can read it you will aspecally like this book if you ador animals!

Anonymous 19.08.2017

I liked this book because it teaches you to tell the truth and to never to tell lies

Anonymous 19.08.2017

I love this book

Anonymous 17.08.2017

This book is about a girl called Jasmine, who lives on a farm. Her mum is a vet and one day Jasmine visits a farm with her mum to help. While her mum is helping an animal, Jasmine goes to a barn where she finds eleven piglets gathered around the mother. She enters the barn and finds another piglet who is tiny and needs Jasmine's help. The farmer says "I am going to have to kill it." So Jasmine takes it home and tries to help it. Read the book to find out whether the pig survives.

Anonymous 12.08.2017

Sad in some wayes but it has a happy ending and fun to read. And read this book if you like fantacy

Anonymous 08.08.2017

It is all about a pig and the pigs birthday

Anonymous 07.08.2017

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