What the Ladybird Heard at Christmas
Join everyone's favourite crime-busting ladybird this Christmas as she saves the day, yet again, with another cunning plan in the fifth story in the brilliantly funny What the Ladybird Heard series. In a big old house, the ladybird is visiting her friend the spider for the holiday season. But those two bad men, Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len, are up to no good again. They have a sneaky plan to steal the children's Christmas presents! It's a good thing that the clever little ladybird is here to devise a cunning plan to scare them away. With a cast of noisy animals from a canary to a mouse, What the Ladybird Heard at Christmas is another fantastic rhyming adventure from the bestselling picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks. Enjoy more adventures with the clever little ladybird and her friends in What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next, What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday, and What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside.
About this Author
Julia Donaldson is the author of some of the world's best-loved children's books, including the modern classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, which together have sold over 27.5 million copies worldwide, and the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard adventures. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Mirror-Belle books illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs, and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. She was Children's Laureate 2011-13 and has been honoured with a CBE for Services to Literature. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West Sussex and Edinburgh. Lydia Monks is one of the most original and bestselling picture book artists working today. Lydia illustrates several bestselling series including the What the Ladybird Heard adventures and Princess Mirror-Belle, written by Julia Donaldson. Her distinctive use of colour and collage has won her critical acclaim and several awards, including the Royal Mail Scottish Children's Book Award, the Stockport Children's Book Award and multiple nominations for the Kate Greenaway Medal. She is also the author and illustrator of the Twit Twoo School picture books. Lydia lives in Sheffield, England.
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