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Illustrated ByLydia Monks
PublisherMacmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
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Publication date1st July 2011
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What The Ladybird Heard Sound Book
Written by: Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by: Lydia Monks
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Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson takes readers on an exciting adventure in a farmyard during which a ladybird manages to stop a daring robbery. Listening to all the sounds around her, the ladybird picks up the thieves’ dastardly plan and tells all the animals what they should do. The additional of a sound board gives young listeners the irresistible opportunity to join in the story by making the animal sounds.
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SynopsisWhat The Ladybird Heard Sound Book by Julia Donaldson
Help the ladybird save the day in this magical, interactive sound book. Two crafty robbers hatch a cunning plan to steal the farmer's fine prize cow. But the quietest, tiniest creature in the farm has a plan of her own and things are going to get noisy; very noisy. With 10 amazing animal sounds, this book is a whole farmyard of fun!
ReviewsFlamboyant colors, zany perspectives and a neatly circular tale lead, with satisfying inevitability, to a happy outcome for all but the thieves. - Washington Post
The appealing and brightly colored collage illustrations, rhyming text, and assorted animal sounds make it a natural for individual or group readalouds. -- Booklist
An excellent read-aloud or lap book, it's full of slapstick action, animal noises, and repeated phrases that invite participation. Donaldson's rhymed verse is both rhythmic and skillfully executed. -- Publishers Weekly, STARRED review
Low on menace and high on clever silliness, this highly readable rhyming tale will have young listeners participating in the delivery of these unexpected variations on animal sounds and examining the last scene. -- Kirkus Reviews
The playful rhyming text flows without stumbling and offers the opportunity to demonstrate one's finest animal sounds. Monk's illustrations incorporate paint and
About The Author
Waterstone's Children's Laureate 2012 - 2014.
Click here to read an article from The Telegraph where Julia outlines outlines her manifesto as the new Children’s Laureate.
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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. Julia lives in Glasgow with her husband, Malcolm, and their family.
Click here to read a Q & A with Julia.
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