What The Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson
  

What The Ladybird Heard

Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Lydia Monks

Baby and Toddler   3+ readers   
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A Picture Book for kids that love Animals. Winner of the Scottish Book Award 2010 (0-7 years category).

Bestselling author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Lydia Monks have teamed up for another brilliant picture book. Right in the farmyard among all the noisy animals with their MOOs! and QUACKS! and BAAs! and OINKs! lives a tiny silent ladybird. This beautiful glittery creature (little fingers will love to feel her sparkly shape) is so quiet that she hears two crafty robbers plotting to raid the farmyard. And she comes up with a very clever plan to stop them, helped by the very noisy animals all around her. A wonderful adventure with gorgeous stylised illustrations.

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Synopsis

What The Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson

'Oink!' said the cats... With all the MOOing and HISSing and BAAAing and CLUCKing, the farmyard is full of noise. When Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len hatch a plot to steal the fine prize cow, it's the quietest animal of all who saves the day! Spot the glittery ladybird on every page of this wonderful rhyming tale from the creators of the bestselling The Princess And The Wizard and Sharing A Shell.

About the Author

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the author of over 150 books for children and her 1999 book The Gruffalo, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, is now a children's classic and publishing phenomenon, selling 3 million copies worldwide. She is also the Patron of Artlink Central, a charity which puts artists, musicians and storytellers into schools, hospitals, prisons and community spaces to work with children and adults and help them develop their talent and creativity.

Julia Donaldson was selected as the Children’s Laureate 2011-2013, and was awarded an MBE just days after the announcement.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Julia Donaldson
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Author's Website

www.juliadonaldson.co.uk/

Publisher

Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

5th March 2010

ISBN

9780230706507

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