Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan: they'll sneak past all the animals and steal the farmer's fine prize cow. But they forget all about the tiniest, quietest creature on the farmthe ladybug. She has a plan of her own.
Julia Donaldson turns her literary expertise to a farm setting, and comes up with a rollicking barnyard mystery. Lydia Monks' colorful collage illustrations go perfectly with the story for a winning combination. Readers will quack, neigh, moo, and cheer for the ladybug all the way through!
What the Ladybug Heard is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
|Publisher:||Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||9.80(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||2 - 6 Years|
About the Author
Julia Donaldson is the best-selling author of many books for children, including One Ted Falls Out of Bed, The Gruffalo, and The Giants and the Joneses. She lives in Scotland with her family.
Lydia Monks is an award-winning artist, and her brilliantly colored collage illustrations are featured in many popular picture books. She lives in Sheffield, England.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My 4 year old son loves this book! We have read it four nights in a row! He really likes that the good guys (the animals) triumph over the bad guys (the crooks). I enjoy reading it to him because he genuinely enjoys it and because I prefer children's books that rhyme. The illustrations are nice. He loves figuring out which animal lives where at the end of the book. If your child enjoys good winning out over bad - in a very age appropriate way - then they will likely enjoy this cute story.