What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday (HB)
"One fine day, in the middle of May,
The ladybird went on holiday."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've got even more ambitious. They're planning to steal a monkey from the zoo and use it to steal the Queen's crown. It's a pity for them 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!
With a whole host of noisy new zoo-animal characters to meet and even a cameo from the Queen, What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday, from stellar picture book partnership Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, is a sure-fire hit.
Praise for What the Ladybird Heard - over half a million copies sold worldwide to date:
"Bursting with colour and verve." --Daily Telegraph
"A terrific and witty adventure." --The Guardian
"Donaldson's trademark rhyming couplets bounce along and are perfectly complemented by Lydia Monks's bright and sparkly illustrations." --Mail on Sunday
One fine day, in the middle of May, The ladybird went on holiday.
Glittery, colourful, rhyming fun. * Metro * Donaldson's jaunty rhyming story is perfectly paired with bright, busy collage pictures, liberally sprinkled with glitter. * The Daily Mail *
Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's best-loved picture books, and was the 2011-2013 UK Children's Laureate. Her books include Sharing a Shell,The Princess and the Wizard and the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold over 13.5 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over seventy languages. Julia also writes fiction as well as poems, plays and songs and her brilliant live children's shows are always in demand. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between Sussex and Edinburgh. Lydia Monks is one of the most original picture book artists working today. Her distinctive use of colour and collage has won her critical acclaim and several awards, including the Smarties Prize. Her collaborations with Julia Donaldson include The Singing Mermaid, the Princess Mirror-Belle books, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, and the phenomenally successful What the Ladybird Heard and What the Ladybird Heard Next. Lydia lives in Sheffield.