Let's Read! What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson


Let's Read! What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson

The complete story and original illustrations of the bestselling WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks have been specially re-designed into an early reader format. Created with expert advice from a literacy consultant, this new version is intended to help and encourage children who are growing in reading confidence. The farmyard is a very noisy place. But when two robbers plot to steal the farmer's fine prize cow, it's the quietest creature of all who saves the day!


This edition, in the colourful Let's Read series, has all the text and illustrations of the original,but smaller format as befits a reading. The repetition and rhyming text are perfect for beginner readers and there are plenty of clues in the pictures too. Parents in Touch When we had finished reading the story together Owl and Monkey took turns to read it themselves, and then the three older children drew some pictures Caterpillar Tales

About the Author

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the prize-winning author of the world’s most-loved picture books including What the Ladybird Heard and The Gruffalo, the latter of which has sold over 14 million copies worldwide, been translated into 50 languages and been adapted into a popular animated film. She was the UK Children’s Laureate from 2011-2013 and was awarded an MBE in 2011 for services to Literature. Julia lives in West Sussex and Edinburgh.

Click here to read a Q & A with Julia.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

1st August 2013



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