What the Ladybird Heard Next – Review

We loved What the Ladybird Heard so when we had an opportunity to review What the Ladybird Heard Next, we took the offer up immediately.


We love Julia Donaldson as we all enjoy reading her books. (yes – I do too)

She is the perfect author for young children and we are huge fans.

Here’s the story –

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 

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.


What we thought –


We LOVED the book. And to be honest that would really sum up the review.

But a little more on why we loved it so much.

We loved-

The rhyming story

The beautiful illustrations especially all the sparkly bits.

How the thieves were tricked byt the clever animals.

The ladybird.

The book is an excellent read for bedtime and induces some giggles too. It has a lot of scope for interaction  – making the children  create the animal sounds.

We recommend this book wholeheartedly and give it 5 STARS.

Here’s the trailer and it’s everything that the book is with it’s lively illustrations.

Here’s a short Q &A session with Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks –


If you would like to purchase a copy of the book, you can do so by clicking here.

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