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74 of 78 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptionally Good Book 10 stars!
This book is excellent in every way. The cover is beautifully illustrated and very tactile with a yellow, very glittery raised design. This raised glittery theme is continued through the book with a hidden ladybird and sometimes her trail on each page. Young children can 'feel' as well as look for the ladybird which is cleverly much larger on some pages than others. The...
Published on 18 April 2009 by debbie8355

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1.0 out of 5 stars Beware, Board book is NOT the complete story...misleading description Amazon.
The board book is NOT the complete book. Amazon, your description is very misleading, as are the reviews you choose to publish together with this product.
I bought this thinking that it was a board version of the original book. I should have thought something wasn't quite right after clicking to buy and seeing "Animal Noises" and "jigsaw". The board...
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74 of 78 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptionally Good Book 10 stars!, 18 April 2009
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debbie8355 (Devon, UK) - See all my reviews
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This book is excellent in every way. The cover is beautifully illustrated and very tactile with a yellow, very glittery raised design. This raised glittery theme is continued through the book with a hidden ladybird and sometimes her trail on each page. Young children can 'feel' as well as look for the ladybird which is cleverly much larger on some pages than others. The illustrations inside are outstanding too.
The story inside is very clever and very entertaining of how some farmyard animals plus the ladybird outwit some thieves trying to steal the farmers prized cow.
It is a very, very entertaining tale and lots of opportunity to make animal noises and laugh at the story.
Exceptionally good and well worth adding to your young childrens book collection. I would say it's suited to preschool and key stage one children. My 7 and 4 year old loved it.
Wholeheartedly recommended.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, colourful and beautifully written, 23 Sept. 2012
Julia Donaldson is a master of children's literature. The language in this book has a compelling rhyme and rhythm. On top that the animal noises are great fun to do and the pictures are bright and engaging. Absolutely top notch for children from about 18 months onwards.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun, 22 Dec. 2009
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D. Haycock (Oxford) - See all my reviews
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My little boy - 17 months - loves this book, and we've had it a couple of months now, and I've not tired of reading it, either. Lots of fun.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A quiet ladybird....., 20 April 2009
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.....saves the day!

From the back cover:

'Two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird, and a whole farmyard of fun!
Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer's fine prize cow.
But they reckon without the tiniest, quietest creature of all: she has a plan of her own.

A wonderfully funny rhyming tale from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks - the best selling creators of 'Sharing a Shell' and 'The Princess and the Wizard'......'

Measuring 10" square, this is sure to be a popular book, with oodles of appeal, and the glittery ladybird to find on every page!
Eye-catching front cover, with a glittery feel, opens to 24 highly coloured quality pages in the ever-popular double page spread format.
In addition the inside cover pages are two-page spreads of the farmyard, before and after the cunning plan!
These are truly excellent pieces of artwork which promote all sorts of discussions and drawings as extension work!

Clear text is enhanced in places FOR EFFECT!
A repeat element helps word recognition, and encourages joining in.....if you can stop those little eyes checking out where the tiny, quiet little ladybird is hiding, as you turn the page!

Example of text:

'Once upon a farm lived a fat red hen,
A duck in a pond and a goose in a pen,
A woolly sheep, a hairy hog
A handsome horse and a dainty dog,
A cat that miaowed and a cat that purred,

A fine prize cow.....and a ladybird.....'

The next two pages have all the aforementioned animals introducing themselves, and their various noises, i.e. a MOO, or a HISS etc, ..........but `the ladybird never said a word'....
at this point, anyway!
She is too busy listening to the robbers' plan which she tells the rest of the animals about....
...one by one...
....in their ear......
....with a glittery trail, further enhancing these two pages!

The animals respond in their various `voices', as before....
.....but the ladybird's plan to foil the robbers is rather cunning in its own right.......
and as night falls....the animals finally save the day, in their own devious way!

My only minor criticism is that I needed a fair bit of practice to recite out loud some of the couplets, especially as the story develops... but that is an adult challenge...and the children in my groups didn't seem to notice - so four and a half stars overall!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What The Ladybird Heard, 3 April 2010
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Bought this book for my 3.5 yr old twin nieces who are besotted with Gaston from Holly & Ben's Little Kingdom at the moment - Gaston is a Ladybird so I thought they would enjoy this book - they love it! Everytime I babysit and ask them which story at bedtime, its this one. They love finding the ladybird hidden on each page and telling the story along with me. The books about a group of animals on a farm (including a ladybird) who foil some thieves who plan a robbery to steal a prize cow. Great book
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic book, 24 Sept. 2011
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K. perry (wales, uk) - See all my reviews
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fantastic book my 3yr old loves it, especially searching for the sparkly ladybird on every page. from the writers of the gruffalo to be honest havent found a book theyve written that hasnt been fab but this has to be one of the best
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely story, fun for kids, 22 Sept. 2011
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This book is a firm favourite in our house, as the little ladybird overhears the thieves going to rob the farm and takes action with all the animals. It's funny and sweet with bright and colourful illustrations.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars julia donaldson, 7 Jan. 2012
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another great book by julia with a ladybird on each page for the kids to find i cant fault it
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended, 4 Feb. 2012
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Purchased this for a friend who has a child with special needs after someone recommended it to me. Came very quick and in a great condition. A nice colourful book for children
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Book, 5 Jun. 2012
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As usual Julia Donaldson has created a funny, colourful childrens book. As well as a great story, you can also play find the glittery ladybird on each page with your toddler and make the animal sounds. The story is about a ladybird on the farm overhearing that some robbers are going to steal the prize cow. And all the animals make different animal noises to confuse the robbers so that they fall in the duck pond and wake the farmer up. It's got lots of humour, bursting with colour, and funny animals. This is a great book for toddlers and small children.
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