What the Ladybird Heard
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What the Ladybird Heard

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"Oink!" said the cats . . . With all the MOOing and HISSing and BAAAing and CLUCKing, the farmyard is full of noise. But when Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len hatch a plot to steal the fine prize cow, it's the quietest animal of all who saves the day! Spot the glittery ladybird on every page of What the Ladybird Heard, a wonderful rhyming tale from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, the creators of the bestselling The Princess and the Wizard and Sharing a Shell.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Board book | 24 pages
  • 177.8 x 177.8 x 17.78mm | 322.05g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • MACMILLAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated edition
  • chiefly col. Illustrations
  • 0230757375
  • 9780230757370
  • 1,222

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"Flamboyant 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 "Flamboyant 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'show more

About Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson, recently appointed as the UK Children's Laureate, is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's most-loved picture books. In addition, Julia also writes fiction as well as poems, plays and songs -- and her brilliant live children's shows are always in demand.Lydia Monks is one of the most-popular and original picture book artists working today. Her distinctive use of colour and collage has won her critical acclaim and several awards, including the Smarties Prize.Julia Donaldson is the UK's most successful picture book author; her titles include the acknowledged modern classic, THE GRUFFALO (978-0-333-71093-7), illustrated by Axel Scheffler and the young fiction series PRINCESS MIRROR-BELLE, also illustrated by Lydia Monks. Julia's brilliant events for children at schools, libraries and literary festivals are always in demand. Lydia Monks is one of the most original picture book artists working today. Her distinctive use of colour and collage has won her critical acclaim and several awards, including the Smarties Prize.show more

Rating details

1,276 ratings
4.26 out of 5 stars
5 48% (607)
4 34% (433)
3 16% (202)
2 2% (30)
1 0% (4)

Our customer reviews

This is a wonderful book by Julia Donaldson. My 26 month old daughter has speech delay and this is an excellent story for encouraging speech with all of the different sounds being made by the animals. Highly recommended and I would also encourage buyers to get the board book version for little hands.show more
by Diana Boswarva
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