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're even more ambitious. They're planning to steal a monkey from the zoo and use it to pinch 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 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.
Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.
About the Author
Julia Donaldson is the UK's most successful picture book author, whose titles include the acknowledged modern classic, The Gruffalo, illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Julia is also the author of the young fiction series, Princess Mirror-Belle, illustrated by Lydia Monks, and is much in demand for her brilliant events for children at schools, libraries and literary festivals.
About the Illustrator
Lydia Monks is one of the most original picture book artists working today. Her distinctive use of colour and collage has won her awards including the Smarties Prize.
"Glittery, colourful, rhyming fun." - Metro
"Donaldson’s jaunty rhyming story is perfectly paired with bright, busy collage pictures, liberally sprinkled with glitter." - Mail on Sunday
"A terrific and witty adventure." - Guardian
"Lively adventure... Donaldson’s jaunty rhyming story is perfectly paired with bright busy collage pictures, liberally sprinkled with glitter." - Daily Mail
"With slapstick action, animal magic, bags of fun and a gallery of fantastic, colourful illustrations to enjoy, this year’s holidays are set to go with a real swing!" - Gransnet
"Anarchic fun." - Little London
"The illustrations are delightful... the rhyming text, repetitions and humour help the story flow along beautifully." - Practical Preschool
"Gloriously glittery pages add a sparkle to this delightful and witty story." - LoveReading4Kids
"With its bright colours, rhyming story and a glittery ladybird on every page kids will love it (so will the adults, I know I did)." - What'sgoodtodo.co.uk