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What the Ladybird Heard Next


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Once upon a farm lived a ladybird,
And these are the things that she saw and heard

Those crafty robbers Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len are out of jail, and they're heading back to the farm with another cunning plan to cause trouble. They've been stealing eggs from the fat red hen, but now they're setting their sights higher and are planning to steal the fat red hen herself! Fortunately the quiet, clever ladybird is on their trail, and she and her farm animal friends have a plan of their own. Join the cow, the goose, the horse, the sheep, the cat, and everyone's favourite ladybird in this fantastically funny farmyard caper - a much anticipated sequel to the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard , which has sold over a million copies worldwide. Children will love the gorgeously glittery eye-catching cover, and spotting the sparkly ladybird on every page. With slapstick action, animal noises, and a mysterious Snuggly Snerd bird, What the Ladybird Heard Next is destined to become yet another classic in the Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks collection. Praise for What the Ladybird Heard : "Bursting with colour and verve" - Daily Telegraph
"A terrific and witty adventure" - The Guardian

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30th August '17
I read it to LCR08 aged 9 aged 9 & to GCR13 aged 4 aged 4
What the Ladybird Heard Next 9781509808816
5 stars
We bought this today as we went to the West End to see the state show of What The Ladybird Heard. 
This had already been read several times and become a favourite. 
It is a brilliant follow-on from What The Ladybird Heard and my children love it because there is poo in it! They love the thought of the two baddies being covered in stinking animal poo! 
Again, as with the first book, they love the rhyming verse and the illustrations are a wonderful support. Hey also love the shiny glitter in each page and the trail that the ladybird leaves behind her.
We hope that this will be made into a stage show too!
4th July '16
I read it to Pip aged 11 months aged 0
What the Ladybird Heard Next 9781509808816
5 stars
Just as good as the first book, featuring Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len again. Lovely flow to story as ever with Julia Donaldson. Again there is a glittery ladybird on every page like with the first book. A firm bedtime favourite for our 11 month old.
20th March '19
I read it to Zog aged 2 aged 2
What the Ladybird Heard Next 9781509808816
5 stars
This one has been my daughter's favourite over the last couple of weeks. She asks for it at bed time and makes sure I've picked up "Ladybird NEXT". The next in the series sees Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len return to the farm but this time to steal the fat red hen. Another funny and clever story by Julia Donaldson. The same rhyme continues from the first book which means it's easy for child to join in and recognise the story. Lydia Monks illustrations really bring the characters to life through vibrant colour. My daughter loves finding the lady bird on each page and feeling all the sparkly bits. 
22nd November '18
I read it to myka aged 1 aged 1
What the Ladybird Heard Next 9781509808816
4 stars
It took a while for my daughter to warm up to this story, but now she has discovered the ladybird on each page she loves to read it! It is quite long for her as a nearly 2 year old, but the rhyming is lovely and most of the pages have a good mix of picture and writing. As she grows I think we will buy more of the series.
18th March '16
I read it to Babybookworm aged 1 aged 1
What the Ladybird Heard Next 9781509808816
4 stars
A brilliant follow-on from the first book, this is another funny storyline where the animals best the baddies :-)
1st August '18
I read it to CassidyDenness aged 8 aged 8
What the Ladybird Heard Next 9781509808816
4 stars
Having never read the first book in this series I didn't know what to expect, we like Julia Donaldson's other books so we decided to give this a go. My daughter really enjoyed it, the story is funny, the rhyming is good and she loved looking for the ladybird on each page. For me though I couldn't help compare it to the Gruffalo books and having a different illustrator takes something from the book, a real shame but it still gets 4*s.
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