A Deer Called Dotty by Helen Peters
Illustrated by Ellie Snowdon
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 keeping them out of trouble. Unfortunately, this often means she gets into hot water herself... A perfect animal story for younger readers by Waterstones Children's Book Prize-shortlisted author Helen Peters, with beautiful black-and-white illustrations by Ellie Snowdon.
Jasmine's mother is called to help a pregnant deer who has been hit by a car. She performs an emergency Caesarean and delivers tiny, helpless Dotty, before handing her over to Jasmine to raise... Brilliant storytelling that will make you laugh and cry, this is Dick King-Smith for a new generation.