What the Ladybird Heard

Julia Donaldson

Illustrator: Lydia Monks

What the Ladybird Heard
  • Children will love joining in with this lively rhyming story and all the familiar animal sounds
  • Stylish, vibrant farmyard illustrations
  • Can you spot the tiny glittery ladybird on each page?


Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Age group: Toddler
Age group: Preschooler

'My daugher joins in with the noises...'

My daughter loves this book & the fact that she can join in with the noises makes it even better.


About the author

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is one of today's most popular writers. Her bestselling titles include The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child and Room on the Broom. Although she is best-known for her picture books, Julia also writes longer novels, plays and songs. She lives in Glasgow and spends a lot of time on stage performing her brilliant sell-out singalong shows!

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What families say

We love this book, my son because he enjoys finding all of the ladybirds and for the funny (spoiler alert) splosh ending and I love it because it is easy to read aloud and is a great story!

Rating: 5 star
21 December 2012

My daughter and I LOVE this book! One of the first books I ever read to her, and she joins in on all the animal noises. I love watching her turning the pages and 'reading' out loud to herself - can't wait til I can understand what she is saying!

Rating: 5 star
23 November 2012

Lucy loves this book, it was bought for her birthday and we read it most days at least 5 times a day! She loves the animal sounds and loves to try and find the ladybird on each page :0)

Rating: 5 star
Sam Lucy's Mummy
29 September 2012

This was one of the first books I read to my son when only a few weeks old he loves all the rhymes and animal sounds now he's a bit older he loves the pictures too we now have a library of Julia Donaldson books!

Rating: 5 star
25 September 2012

My mum got this for my 6month old daughter and shes loves to listen to the sounds of the animals she pulls funny faces and giggles. Great book

Rating: 5 star
23 June 2012

One of the first books i read with my little girl, we absolutely love it, so much that i used it as part of my work in college. She loves making all the funny noises with me.

Rating: 5 star
24 January 2012

My eldest daughter got this for her second birthday and she adored it. Within a week she was finishing the rhyme with us and making all the noises. Great book to start the move from baby books into bigger story books. We loved it and look forward to reading it with the baby soon.

Rating: 5 star
Gemma mum of two
31 August 2012

My son who is 2 and a half loves this book and we have to read and find all of the ladybirds every day. We can read it together with our little friends as well, trying to find the animals and say what they say.

Rating: 5 star
16 August 2012

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