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What the Ladybird Heard

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    What the Ladybird Heard is an absolute favourite amongst preschoolers and parents alike. 
     
    Julia Donaldson’s funny rhyming stories about the clever ladybird are brought to life by Lydia Monks’ bright and lively illustrations.
     
    Children love joining in with all the animal sounds as the ladybird and her animal friends outwit the baddies Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh. 
     
    The first book saw the ladybird and farm animals come up with a plan to stop the two burglars steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. After the success of that story, the What the Ladybird Heard characters have come back in three more books, in the latest of which – What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside – Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh are after the mermaid’s hair!
     
    Julia Donaldson books are always a winner and her partnership with Lydia Monks makes for brilliant stories that you’ll read over and over again.
     
    For more fun, check out these What the Ladybird Heard activities to do at home.

    All the What the Ladybird Heard Books in Order:

    Book 1: What the Ladybird Heard (2010)
    Book 2: What the Ladybird Heard Next (2015)
    Book 3: What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday (2017)
    Book 4: What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside (2020)

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    Book 1
    Book 1

    What the Ladybird Heard

    "Oink!" said the cats . . . With all the MOOing and HISSing and BAAAing and CLUCKing, the farmyard is full of ... More

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    Book 2
    Book 2

    What the Ladybird Heard Next

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

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    Book 3
    Book 3

    What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday

    Those two bad men, Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh, are back! They may be in the city instead of the farm, but they haven't c... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside

    With a cast of wonderful sea creatures, including a magical mermaid, and plenty of seaside fun, What the Ladybird ... More

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