What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside

What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside

Illustrated by Lydia Monks

The fourth book in the What the Ladybird Heard series. The clever little ladybird is off on a trip to the seaside, but those two bad men, Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len, are there too and they’re up to their wicked ways again. This time they’re planning to cut the mermaid’s hair and sell it to a famous star! Luckily, the crime-busting ladybird has another cunning plan.

“An instant classic”  Baby Magazine

Julia says ...

The idea for the title of this book came from a little girl in a signing queue, whose name was Francesca. Unfortunately I couldn’t track her down when I came to write the story, but I did dedicate the book to her.

I love all the details Lydia includes in her pictures. If you look closely at the first beach scene you can even spot me and Malcolm acting The Gruffalo!

Click here to watch a performance of this story on “Julia Donaldson and Friends”.