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Lydia Monks

  • 5 stars across 25 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

Mouse's Big Day is a warm and funny story about friendship, that's perfect for any child who is starting school ... MoreMouse's Big Day

(18 reviews) Review
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... MoreAaaarrgghh, Spider

(17 reviews) Review
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, ... MoreMungo Monkey to the Rescue

(5 reviews) Review
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... MoreFrog Hops Off!

(5 reviews) Review
1st July 2009

Eeeek, Mouse!

A rip-roaring read-aloud picture book about a small girl saving a large family of mice from her father's amazing mouse t... MoreEeeek, Mouse!

(3 reviews) Review
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... MoreI Wish I Were a Dog

(2 reviews) Review
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... MoreNo More Eee-orrh!

(1 review) Review
1st August 2005

No More Ee-orrhh!

Dicky Donkey drives everyone crazy! Each morning, they wake up to, "Ee-orrhh!" All the neighbours want to send Dicky Don... MoreNo More Ee-orrhh!

(1 review) 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... MoreBabbit

(1 review) 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'... MoreMungo Monkey has a Birthday Party

(1 review) Review
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