Whit the Clockleddy Heard What the Ladybird Heard in Scots by Julia Donaldson


Whit the Clockleddy Heard What the Ladybird Heard in Scots by Julia Donaldson

Yince upon a ferm steyed a sonsie reid chook, A goose in a pen, and in a dub a deuk, A hairy grumphie, a sheep like a rug, A kenspeckle cuddie and a jimp wee dug, Twa cats that miaowed and purred aw day, A braw prize coo...and a clockleddy tae. Now available in Scots for the very first time, What the Ladybird Heard is the latest addition to Itchy Coo's fantastic range of books for children, now translated as Whit the Clockleddy Heard. In this new book, meet two crafty robbers, a tiny ladybird and a whole farmyard of fun. Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer's fine prize cow. But they reckon without the tiniest, quietest creature of all. And she has a plan of her own. Join the ladybird as she has a new adventure in Scots that Itchy Coo readers will love.

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.

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32 pages


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Publication date

1st May 2015



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