What the Ladybird Heard Series

You can now enjoy the first story in the bestselling What the Ladybird Heard series as a World Book Day 2021 title.

Adapted by author Julia Donaldson into a fun and easy-to-read story play, with bright and distinctive illustrations by Lydia Monks, The What the Ladybird Heard Story Play is perfect for reading aloud, sharing with friends and family, acting out and even putting on your very own play!

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And this year, the clever little ladybird is also off on a trip to the seaside!

Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len are 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!

With a cast of wonderful sea creatures, including a magical mermaid, and plenty of seaside fun, What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside is the brilliant new rhyming adventure from the stellar picture book partnership of 

Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks.