What the Ladybird Heard Read and Play Farm by Julia Donaldson

What the Ladybird Heard Read and Play Farm

Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Lydia Monks


What the Ladybird Heard Read and Play Farm by Julia Donaldson

Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer's fine prize cow. But the tiniest, quietest creature on the farm has a plan of her own - and now YOU can help her save the day! What the Ladybird Heard Read and Play Farm is an ingenious all-in-one format and features a large removeable fold-out farm play mat along with chunky press-out play pieces, plus the bestselling original picture book by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks! Play along as you read the story, or use the pieces to create a new one of your own. Hours of interactive storytelling fun - with no cutting or gluing required. Praise for What the Ladybird Heard: '(A) lovely witty book. Monks's colourful, collaged drawings are as bright as the farmyard is noisy.' - Financial Times '...a terrific and witty adventure.' - Guardian 'This is a superb book to read aloud, with lots of animal sounds for children to join in, a jaunty rhyme and bright, bold illustrations.' - Daily Mail 'Bursting with colour and verve, the rhyming verse bounces along.' - The Telegraph

About the Author

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's best-loved picture books, and was the 2011-2013 UK Children's Laureate. Her books include Room on the Broom, What the Ladybird Heard and the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold over 13.5 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over seventy languages.

Julia also writes fiction as well as poems, plays and songs and her brilliant live children's shows are always in demand. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between Sussex and Edinburgh.

Click here to read a Q & A with Julia.

Author photo © Alex Rumford

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32 pages


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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

31st July 2014



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