What the Ladybird Heard Next by Julia Donaldson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Once upon a farm lived a ladybird,
And these are the things that she saw and heard
Those crafty robbers Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len are out of jail, and they're heading back to the farm with another cunning plan to cause trouble. They've been stealing eggs from the fat red hen, but now they're setting their sights higher and are planning to steal the fat red hen herself! Fortunately the quiet, clever ladybird is on their trail, and she and her farm animal friends have a plan of their own.
Join the cow, the goose, the horse, the sheep, the cat, and everyone's favourite ladybird in this fantastically funny farmyard caper - a much anticipated sequel to the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard, which has sold over a million copies worldwide.
I didn't know that Donaldson was going to be bringing out a sequel to What the ladybird heard, however when I was offered the next book to review with my class I jumped at the chance. I was so excited. Donaldson is a brilliant children's author and I love to shard her books with my class.
I took the book into school for them, they were so excited, we reread What the Ladybird heard to have it fresh in our minds, before starting this wonderful edition. When I shared this text with them, I could not believe how glued to the text they were. The children loved it, they also loved spotting the ladybird and the glitter on every page as before.
Once finished we were all disappointed, however this is going to be a firm favourite story for home time. Many of the children have already said they are going to be asking their parents for this one to add to their own library.
I don't want to spoil the book for you, but it follows the same idea as the original, with more laughs along the way. The same characters appear as in What the ladybird heard. Are Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len going to get away with it this time? This is a must to add to your Donaldson collection and I feel so lucky to have been able to share it with my class.
I would like to thank the publisher for sending this in exchange for an honest review.