We’ve followed this little ladybird’s adventure on the farm, on holiday and even to the seaside, but now it’s finally time to find out What the Ladybird Heard at Christmas.
The What the Ladybird Heard books have been one of our favourite picture book series to read together, always delightful to read aloud at storytime and often recited when we see a ladybird out and about!
Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len are back, this time the troublesome duo is plotting to steal the children’s presents. But the ladybird has a good idea to stop the two thieves, and this time is helped out by a mouse, hamster, Great Dane, Siamese, parrot and spider.
If your child has read any of the books in this series before they will recognise the familiar refrain of the sounds that each of the characters make. The fun rhyming story paired with the wonderfully bright illustrations combine to deliver another fantastic title from the powerhouse team that is writer Julia Donaldson and illustrator Lydia Monks.
Your children will love searching the detailed spreads, spotting the ladybird on each one and even discovering other little secrets like a Gruffalo snowman. They will giggle as the ladybird shares her idea to thwart Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len, and then be mesmerized to see how the plan plays out with the animal friends.
What the Ladybird Heard at Christmas is an excellent addition to this series and would make a great choice for storytime. If you’ve read the series before you’ll love to add this new Christmas book to your collection, otherwise consider this a recommendation to check it out!
What the Ladybird Heard At Christmas is available in hardback from book stores and online retailers for a recommended retail price of R272. It’s recommended for children aged three to seven years.
Thanks to Pan Macmillan for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review.