Ace and the Animal Heroes: The Big Farm Rescue

Ace and the Animal Heroes: The Big Farm Rescue


Dr Dolittle meets Dick King-Smith in this funny, charming animal adventure from pop-star, presenter and award-winning farmer JB Gill. The perfect next read for fans of Michael Morpurgo's Mudpuddle Farm and David Baddiel's Animalcolm!

'Ace couldn't believe his ears. NO WAY did a pig, two goats and a donkey just speak!'

When Ace receives a surprise gift from a long-lost relative, he and his amazing grandparents pack up their life in the city and move to the countryside to live on a run-down farm.

And there's an even bigger surprise in-store for Ace when he tries on some magical new wellies and realises he can talk to animals! He's going to have to master this new skill to take on the evil Councillor Crabbington, who is determined to shut down the farm!

With a little help from Ginger the Pig, some squawkative hens and a new best friend, Ace must find a way to save the farm before Councillor Crabbington gets his hands on it!

Full of hilarious illustrations from Becka Moor, the illustrator behind Pamela Butchart's Wigglesbottom Primary series!

See what readers are saying about Ace and the Animal Heroes:

'[V]ery entertaining and a pleasure to read for any young child . . . This is a fun read and comes highly recommended.' - The Independent, Children's Book of the Week

'Ace and the Animal Heroes: The Big Farm Rescue is a fun and engaging book that is perfect for children who love animals and adventure. My son couldn't put it down and was captivated by the story from beginning to end.' - Amazon reviewer

This book is so great! It is clever, funny, and the text and pictures are equally delightful. My children and I can read this over and over again without being tired of it.' - Amazon reviewer


  • Ace is a young boy who lives with his eccentric and extremely loving grandparents. Their colourful characters play a big part in the story, helping keep it very entertaining and a pleasure to read for any young child . . . This is a fun read and comes highly recommended.
    Prudence Wade, The Independent

About the authors

JB Gill

JB Gill rose to fame as a member of one of the UK's biggest boybands - JLS. They dominated the charts for five years, boasting five number-one singles, over 10 million record sales worldwide and a multitude of awards.

Ten years ago, JB set up a farm in the Kent countryside, where he lives with his wife, Chloe, son, Ace and daughter, Chiara. Their farm successfully produces award-winning KellyBronze turkeys and free-range Tamworth pork.

Together with his family, JB presents Channel 5's Milkshake TV series Cooking With The Gills. He is also the lead presenter on CBeebies BAFTA-nominated television series Down on the Farm and features on Channel 5's On The Farm series.
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Becka Moor (Illustrator)

Becka is a children's book illustrator, author, and designer based in rainy Manchester.
She's illustrated more than 70 children's books, including Libby and the Parisian Puzzle, The Famous Five series, and the Wigglesbottom Primary series.
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