FREE Delivery in the UK on orders with at least £10 of books.
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
What the Ladybird Heard has been added to your Basket
FREE Delivery on orders over £10.
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by the book house
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: This item will be picked, packed and shipped by Amazon and is eligible for free delivery within the UK
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

What the Ladybird Heard Board book – Illustrated, 1 Mar 2012

4.9 out of 5 stars 459 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Board book, Illustrated, 1 Mar 2012
£5.99
£1.20 £0.01
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more

Four for £10 on Sticker & Activity Books
Add four selected titles to your basket and checkout to receive your discount. Shop now
£5.99 FREE Delivery in the UK on orders with at least £10 of books. In stock. Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

  • What the Ladybird Heard
  • +
  • Sugarlump and the Unicorn
  • +
  • Sharing a Shell
Total price: £15.98
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



On 13 September see an exclusive performance of Matilda The Musical to celebrate Roald Dahl's 100th anniversary with Amazon Tickets
Experience an introduction from the Resident Director, a Q&A session with the cast, and a special memento -- buy tickets

Product details

  • Board book: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; Main Market Ed. edition (1 Mar. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0230757375
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230757370
  • Product Dimensions: 17.9 x 1.9 x 18 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (459 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 70,379 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

Review

"Flamboyant colors, zany perspectives and a neatly circular tale lead, with satisfying inevitability, to a happy outcome for all but the thieves." -"Washington"" Post ""The appealing and brightly colored collage illustrations, rhyming text, and assorted animal sounds make it a natural for individual or group readalouds."--"Booklist ""An excellent read-aloud or lap book, it's full of slapstick action, animal noises, and repeated phrases that invite participation. Donaldson's rhymed verse is both rhythmic and skillfully executed." --"Publishers Weekly," STARRED review """Low on menace and high on clever silliness, this highly readable rhyming tale will have young listeners participating in the delivery of these unexpected variations on animal sounds and examining the last scene." --"Kirkus Reviews""" "The playful rhyming text flows without stumbling and offers the opportunity to demonstrate one's finest animal sounds. Monk's illustrations incorporate paint and

Book Description

The bestselling picture book, now available as a board book.

A witty farmyard thriller from the author of The Gruffalo!

See all Product Description

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Board book Verified Purchase
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 book is just a list of the noises the animals from the original story make. I can make those noises quite easily myself without wasting £5.59. Total and utter rip off and this should be stated on the product description for the board book. Very, Very disappointing.
Comment 32 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By debbie8355 TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 18 April 2009
Format: Hardcover Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
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.
Comment 80 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
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.
Comment 23 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
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
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Storyline -
A story about how a quiet ladybird saved the prize cow form being stolen by Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len.

Early Years Teachers - This book proved to be an invaluable resource on my teaching placements. As with this well respected and loved children's author, Julia Donaldson, this is a great book with a good story line. It is so versatile and can be enjoyed by many ages. It is really easy to engage with as there are so many possible themes in the story which can be explored to a suitable depth dependent on the children's ages.

Themes: directions, animals, thieves, listening, people who help us.

Activity ideas:
- Children could draw a map of the farm labelling the buildings.
- Children could write a character profile of Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh.
- Children could create a wanted poster for Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh.
- Children could design a new outfit for the scarecrow in the farmer field.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
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.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
This book is entertaining and has cute puzzles inside. Our LO is too young to engage fully with it but we have read it out to him and he loves the bright colourful pictures. A nice addition to a series of board books that we are gradually collating. Well worth adding to your collection too.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
another great book by julia with a ladybird on each page for the kids to find i cant fault it
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Look for similar items by category


Feedback