ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: March 4, 2021
What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday
By (author) Julia Donaldson; Illustrated by Lydia Monks
With a whole host of noisy zoo-animal characters to meet and even a cameo from the Queen, What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday is a fantastic rhyming adventure from stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks.Those two bad men, Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh, are back! They may be in the city instead of the farm, but they haven’t changed their thieving ways. In fact, they’re even more ambitious. They’re planning to steal a monkey from the zoo and use him to pinch the Queen’s crown. Unfortunately for them, they don’t know that a certain crime-busting ladybird is holidaying in the very same city . . . and she’s got a good idea that will ensure the dastardly pair won’t get away with it!Enjoy more adventures with the clever little ladybird in What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside.
Reviews of What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday
Lively adventure . . . Donaldson's jaunty rhyming story is perfectly paired with bright busy collage pictures * Daily Mail * A terrific and witty adventure * Guardian * colourful, rhyming fun. * Metro *
Julia Donaldson is the author of 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 17 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.