What The Ladybird Heard is a story set in a noisy farm yard with a ladybird protagonist originally written by a British author and playwright Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, published in 2009 by Macmillan.
Our tiny ladybug doesn’t say a word but she do see and listen. When two robbers come in a van to a noisy farm yard full of animals wanting to steal the prized cow, the clever ladybug comes up with a great idea to stop the evil plan.
Julia Donaldson has written some of the world’s best-loved children’s books, including modern classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child, which together have sold over 25 million copies worldwide and have been translated into over 100 languages.
This adorable storybook features a lot of usage of alliterations and young children are introduced to the concepts of directional language and can see them visually in a map form. Especially for the quiet and introverted children, this is a lovely concept where the idea is of a quiet character taking a lead and saving everyone from a big disaster.
What The Ladybird Heard paperback edition features stunning visuals and adorable illustrations with simplified sentence structures and vocabulary which makes it an ideal storybook for young children to kindle their interest in reading. The rhyming and poetic sentences create a flow in the story that will keep the little ones going over them countless times and most importantly, this family favourite picture book will teach a very important life lesson in a fun way they will remember!
Check out other popular Julia Donaldson storybooks with beautifully redesigned covers like “The Gruffalo”, “The Gruffalo’s Child”, “The Snail and the Whale”, “The Smartest Giant in Town”, “Monkey Puzzle”, etc. for more fun and awesomeness!