Centre’s animals help to bring pages to life

ANIMALS at the Aldingbourne Country Centre have become the stars of a new book.

The creatures in the centre’s open farm 
were snapped for the children’s book.

Real-size Farm Animals uses fold-out pages to show Bramble the goat, Jerry the donkey, Samson the turkey and Sarah the goose as 
they are, to educate children about them.

Publisher Dorling Kindersley has also packed the book with facts about donkeys, sheep, geese, cats, pigs and many other animals that can be found on a farm.

The firm’s staff enjoyed their time at the centre in Norton near Fontwell.

Senior editor Marie Greenwood said: “We had a great time photographing so many animals, especially a very proud turkey, Samson, whom we all fell in love with.

“Jerry the donkey would not be photographed unless he was near his brother, Tom. They hate to be separated and even go to the vets together, which we thought was sweet.

“The staff could not have been more helpful and considerate.

“It was a unique and rewarding experience.”

A spokesman for the centre’s operator, the Aldingbourne Trust, said it was delighted with the book.

“The trust feels privileged to have been asked to be part of the project and was only too happy to oblige.

“It was a great experience.

“The animals made very good models and, by all accounts, behaved themselves.”

The book can only currently be bought in the USA a
nd Canada.

It should be able to be seen at www.dk.com

Aldingbourne Trust, supports adults with 
learning disabilities across West Sussex.

For more information about the trust, visit