Out on 14 April 2022

What the Ladybird Heard Next

Julia Donaldson

Illustrated by Lydia Monks
Baby and toddler
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14 April 2022
9781529082173
30 pages
Synopsis

Join everyone's favourite ladybird in this fantastically funny farmyard caper from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird 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. With slapstick action, animal noises and a mysterious Snuggly Snerd bird, What the Ladybird Heard Next is a story you'll be reading over and over again.

Now available as a board book, this much-loved classic is perfect for young readers, with brilliant rhyming verse from Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, and bright, distinctive illustrations from award-winning illustrator, Lydia Monks.

Enjoy more adventures with the clever little ladybird in What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday and What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside.

Donaldson’s trademark rhyming couplets bounce along and are perfectly complemented by Lydia Monks’s bright [...] illustrations.

Mail on Sunday

A very funny farmyard caper and great sequel to What the Ladybird Heard.

Guardian

The antics of the clever ladybird and her friends are joyous.

Prima