Alpaca & Muscovy

Muscovy Mansion Children’s books

Not A Real Turtle Book: ISBN 978-0-9572486-0-1

Muscovy ducks have inspired Helen Kendall Smith to write a series of charming and beautifully-illustrated children’s books which capture the magic of these amusing creatures. The first two books in the Muscovy Mansion series have been published. The aim of Muscovy Mansion is twofold – to help instil in youngsters a love of reading and to spread the message about the real affection and enthusiasm this breed of ducks can inspire among their fans.

Minding Your Manners Book: ISBN 978-0-9572486-1-8

The Muscovy is the total opposite of the classic tale about an ugly duckling turning into a beautiful bird,” says Helen with a smile. “They are beautiful ducklings which develop into large birds, with red lumps on their faces, called caruncles which grow during adolescence. While a Muscovy duckling is adorably beautiful, many people don’t find the adult duck so handsome, but to me their distinguishing features add to their wonderful personalities….I believe that as well as enjoying all the benefits of technology such as Ipads and Playstations, children deserve to learn to love reading and to appreciate the natural world, which is why I wanted to make my books an adventure in pictures and words of my real, living Muscovy characters, which would captivate parents and children alike.

These unique A4 books are PUR bound, printed by Information Press, using paper from responsible sources, carrying the FSC logo.
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