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Lydia Monks

  • 5 stars across 27 books
    Lydia Monks Biography
    Lydia Monks is a bestselling illustrator and author of children’s books, best known for her collaborations with author Julia Donaldson. Many of their books have become household favourites, including What the Ladybird Heard, which has sold over a million copies and been translated into many languages. 
    Lydia’s own books with her colourful and quirky illustrations including, Aaarrggh Spider! and I Wish I Were a Dog have won many awards and accolades including the CLIP Greenaway Award. Mouse's Big Day was published in 2017.
    Lydia Monks lives with her husband and two daughters in Sheffield.

    Lydia Monks Facts
    What The Ladybird Heard has been adapted into a theatre production which has toured worldwide.
    Our favourite Lydia Monks Book Characters
    Mungo Mouse – from the Mungo Mouse series
    Ladybird – from What the Ladybird Heard series

    4th May 2017

    Mouse's Big Day

    Welcome to Twit Twoo School! Meet Mouse, Mole, Owl, Frog, Rabbit and their teacher Miss Hoot at their fun-filled ... More

    (15 reviews)
    6th February 2006

    Aaaarrgghh, Spider

    All Spider wants is to be a family pet. But the family whose house he lives in are terrified of him. Whenever he tries t... More

    (8 reviews)
    28th January 2016

    Mungo Monkey to the Rescue

    Mungo Monkey is spending the day with his daddy ?in his fourth lift-the-flap adventure, by ?award-winning illustrator, ... More

    (3 reviews)
    14th June 2018

    Frog Hops Off!

    Welcome to Twit Twoo School! Meet Frog, Mouse, Mole, Owl, Rabbit and their teacher Miss Hoot at their fun-filled treetop... More

    (2 reviews)
    31st March 2005

    I Wish I Were a Dog

    A delightful picture book about cats and dogs from Lydia Monks, the internationally acclaimed illustrator of Julia Donal... More

    (2 reviews)
    3rd January 2007

    No More Eee-orrh!

    Dicky Donkey drives everyone crazy! Each morning, they wake up to: "EEE-ORRH! EEE-ORRH!" All the neighbours want to send... More

    (1 review)
    1st August 2011


    Meet Babbit, a garrulous toy bunny who has a startling adventure - that he can't stop rabbiting on about! Picnics, piggy... More

    (1 review)
    7th May 2015

    Eeeek Mouse!

    A rip-roaring shout-aloud picture book about a small girl saving a large family of mice from her father's amazing mouse ... More

    (1 review)
    27th February 2014

    Mungo Monkey has a Birthday Party

    Mungo Monkey has woken up very early . . . because today is his BIRTHDAY! There are so many things to do before Mungo'... More

    (1 review)
    7th June 2012

    The Rhyming Rabbit Book and CD Pack

    Poor old Rhyming Rabbit is feeling lonely and left out. None of his fellow rabbits appreciate his carefully thought-ou... More

    (0 reviews)
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