Skip to Content
What the ladybird heard next

What the ladybird heard next

Donaldson, Julia; Monks, Lydia

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

Hardback, Book. English. Stories in rhyme. Board books. Books for Babies. Children's stories.
Published London: Macmillan Children's Books, 2017
Rate this

Available at Edgware.

  • Edgware – One available in Picture book BOARD BOOK

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    30131056268680 Picture book BOARD BOOK Children's fiction Available


Statement of responsibility: Julia Donaldson ; Lydia Monks
ISBN: 1509838589, 9781509838585
Intended audience: Carries 'CE' logo. Preschool.
Note: Board book.
Note: Originally published: 2015.
Physical Description: 32 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 18 cm

Author note

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's best-loved picture books, and was the 2011-2013 UK Children's Laureate. Her books include Sharing a Shell, the bestselling smash-hit What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold over 13.5 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over seventy languages. Julia also writes fiction as well as poems, plays and songs and her brilliant live children's shows are always in demand. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between Sussex and Edinburgh.

Lydia Monks is one of the most original picture book artists working today. Her distinctive use of colour and collage has won her critical acclaim and several awards, including the Smarties Prize. Her collaborations with Julia Donaldson include The Singing Mermaid, the Princess Mirror-belle books, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, and the phenomenally successful What the Ladybird Heard and What the Ladybird Heard Next. Lydia lives in Sheffield.