My Little Library: Animals by Lydia Monks


My Little Library: Animals by Lydia Monks

Take your little Lydia Monks library with you wherever you go! This cute little library from Lydia Monks contains four chunky board books from an award-winning illustrator about some of your favourite animals, illustrated by the award-winning Lydia Monks! With a carry-handle and Velcro closure, it's a perfect present for party bags and pocket-money treats. Lydia is the illustrator behind some of Julia Donaldson's most successful picture books, including What the Ladybird Heard and The Singing Mermaid.

About the Author

Lydia Monks

Lydia Monks lives with her husband and two daughters in Sheffield. Her favourite subjects at school were Art, English and R.E. She then went to Kingston University, where she studied for a degree in Illustration. A keen Irish dancer, she wins trophies at the weekend. She also enjoys going to aerobics, watching films and visiting friends. Lydia lists her favourite food as ice-cream, and her extravagance as buying a cornflake cake at the bakers when she only went in to buy a loaf of bread!

Things you didn't know about Lydia Monks:

1. She has ginger hair.
2. She goes to tango classes.
3. She has a sister called Julie who also illustrates children’s books.
4. She doesn’t have any pets but would like some.
5. She always talks to cats in the street.
6. She listens to the radio all day while she works.
7. She has won medals and trophies for Irish dancing.
8. She used to have an old, green car that was born in the 1970s, which people used to laugh at.
9. She uses teeny, weeny brushes to work with.
10. She has a husband who is also an illustrator.

Click here to read a Q&A with the author from top children's publisher Egmont.

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Book Info


Board book
32 pages
Interest Age: From 1


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Publication date

2nd July 2012



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