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Product description

“Oink!” said the cats . . .

With all the MOOing and HISSing and BAAAing and CLUCKing, the farmyard is full of noise. But when Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len hatch a plot to steal the fine prize cow, it’s the quietest animal of all who saves the day!

Spot the glittery ladybird on every page of What the Ladybird Heard, a wonderful rhyming tale from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, the creators of the bestselling The Princess and the Wizard and Sharing a Shell.

Product Details






Macmillan Children's Books

Date published

March 5th, 2010

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 2.8; Lower years; 0.5 points

Other details

  • 32 pages



UK edition


Julia Donaldson

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  1. Michelle, Scholastic Staff
    on 3 March 2011

    A riot of animal noises

    Another fantastic book for children from Julia Donaldson. This is a simple rhyming tale tells of the quiet ladybird (with some help from his farm animals friends) that helps to stop thieves from stealing the farmer’s prize cow. With a riot of animal noises to join in with plus the hidden sparkly ladybird to find on every page, there is something to keep every young reader entertained.

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What kids think

  1. Hellokittygirl
    on 13 August 2015

    It is really good for children to listen to.

    5out of 5
  2. Pondybeach
    on 7 June 2015

    Beautiful vibrant colorful ! Loved every bit of it !

  3. 21105
    on 23 March 2014

    Robbers !!!!! This is good

    5out of 5
  4. bookaholic202
    on 9 March 2014

    When two criminals plan to steal the cow it’s up to the ladybird to stop them.

  5. cheem021
    on 10 May 2013

    it is good

  6. lmdrld
    on 6 March 2013

    This is a lovely story and would recommend it to younger people.

  7. nikki657
    on 6 March 2012

    my sister read this and loved it

  8. summer240402
    on 2 May 2011

    My little sister loves this book.I read it to her every night!!!!

    5out of 5

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