Little Book Reviews by Little People

Thursday, 20 December 2012

What the Ladybird Heard - reviewed by Ben

What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Lydia Monks 
Reviewed by Ben (aged 7)
There are animals living on a farm. Two bad men come to try steal the prize winning cow. The Ladybird hears their plan and comes to warn the animals. The animals then make a plan to stop the bad men. They pretend to be different animals to trick the bad men. The men then walk into the pond. The police then catch them.

I like this book. 

Mum's comments
This is a fun little picture book for young children and early readers.  The book presents many farm animals and their individual noises which is great for little children. There is also a glittery ladybird to find on every page. The front cover and the ladybird on every page are made with raised glitter. The colourful pictures and textured parts of the pages are great stimulation for little autistic children.
For the early reader, they will love that each line in the book ends with rhyming words. We play a game to listen for the words that rhyme together. 
The book is a British publication so there are a few words that my boys were unfamiliar with such as a panda car (police car). 
This is a hardcover book which is always my favourite for picture books.
Perfect for ages 3-6


  1. My son loves animals and a great story - this sounds like one he would love to read. Thank-you for a great review!

  2. Another fun book! Great story line by the looks of your review. Thanks :)