What to expect

With a cast of wonderful sea creatures – including a magical mermaid – and plenty of seaside fun, this brilliant rhyming adventure is perfect for listening to in the car, at home, at bedtime – or at any time at all!

The clever little ladybird is off on a trip to the seaside, but those two bad men, Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len, are also back and they’re up to their wicked ways again. This time they’re planning to steal the mermaid’s long, luscious hair and sell it to a famous star . . . luckily, the crime-busting ladybird has another cunning plan to stop the thieves!

What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside is a fantastically funny rhyming adventure from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks. This audio edition is read by Alexander Armstrong and includes a read-along track – perfect for listening to together.

Enjoy other What the Ladybird Heard adventures: What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.

Critics Review

  • An instant classic

    Baby Magazine
  • What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside is a sparkling rhyming adventure from writer Donaldson and illustrator Lydia Monks – quite literally. It features glitter on every page

    Sunday Post
  • Bright, sparkling, full of humor, subterfuge and rhyming fun, this is another exceptional title from the award winning pair of Donaldson and Monks. Not only a funny tale of whimsy, it continues to show that even the smallest, quietest and most unassuming characters around us can make the biggest differences and overcome the most difficult of challenges. Themes of friendship, teamwork and communication are prevalent in this series with the fourth installment being just as strong. Expect nothing less than bold, beautiful and brilliance

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