What the Ladybird Heard

Spot a glittery ladybird and make your loudest animal noises in this gleeful farm rhyme. (You’ll love Lydia’s art.) Is it quiet? Something’s wrong! Julia Donaldson and quirky artist Lydia Monks have made BIG noises in the picture book world. No wonder – they’re great! But are they as loud as these farm animals? Moo! Hiss! Baa! Cluck! The barnyard is a very noisy place. So when two crooks decide to steal a prize cow, they don’t think anyone will hear them. But they’re wrong…

“Bursting with colour and verve.” Daily Telegraph

“A terrific and witty adventure.” Guardian

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  • loved it

    It is really good for children to listen to.

    13 August 2015

  • Beautiful vibrant colorful ! Loved every bit of it !

    7 June 2015

  • loved it

    Robbers !!!!! This is good

    23 March 2014

  • When two criminals plan to steal the cow it’s up to the ladybird to stop them.

    9 March 2014

  • it is good

    10 May 2013

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    Julia Donaldson

    Julia Donaldson is one of the UK’s best loved authors, known for brilliant picture books like The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Stick Man. She was also the Children’s Laureate 2011-2013.

    Awards

    Julia has won many major book prizes, including the Smarties and Blue Peter Awards for The Gruffalo, the Blue Peter and Sheffield Children’s Book Prizes for Room on the Broom, the British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year for The Gruffalo’s Child and the Red House Award for Super Worm. Julia was also the Children’s Laureate 2011-2013.

  • Awards

    Lydia Monks won the Nestle Smarties prize in 1999 for I Wish I Were a Dog, and the 2010 Royal Mail Award for What the Ladybird Heard, with Julia Donaldson.

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