What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside
With a cast of wonderful sea creatures, including a magical mermaid, and plenty of seaside fun, What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside is a brilliant rhyming adventure from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, featuring glitter on every page.
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!
Enjoy other stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.
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An instant classic
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
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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