What to expect

A brilliantly funny farmyard adventure, perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime – or any time at all!

The ladybird said never a word.

But the ladybird saw,
And the ladybird heard . . .

Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len are two crafty robbers with a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But little do they know that the tiniest, quietest creature of all has overhead their plot, and she has a plan of her own . . .

What the Ladybird Heard is a fantastically funny story from the stellar partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks. With brilliant rhyming verse read by Alexander Armstrong, this much-loved modern classic is perfect story for listening to together. This audio edition of the story features a read-along track and a song for lots of farmyard fun.

Enjoy more What the Ladybird Heard Adventures: What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday!

Critics Review

  • A terrific and witty adventure

    Guardian
  • Bursting with colour and verve

    Daily Telegraph
  • What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson has all her characteristic sense of fun and performance . . . every picture book by her is a treat.

    Times
  • Great ‘cops and robbers’ appeal . . . perfect for children motivated by the seemingly endless ways in which one might trap the ‘baddies’.

    Teach Primary

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