#BookReview for What the Ladybird Heard at Christmas by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks (Illustrator) @LydiaMonks #ChildrensBook #JuliaDonaldson #ChristmasRead @MacmillanKidsUK #WhattheLadybirdHeardatChristmas

Packed full of fun, What the Ladybird Heard at Christmas is a fantastically lively rhyming adventure from the bestselling picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks.

In a big old house, the ladybird is visiting her friend the spider for the festive season. But those two bad men, Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len, are up to no good again. They have a devious plan – to steal the children’s Christmas presents from their stockings! It’s a good thing that the clever little ladybird has overheard their awful plotting, and she has a cunning plan to make sure they don’t get away with it.

The fifth title in the Number One bestselling series from the award-winning team of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, which has been enjoyed by over four million children worldwide.

Enjoy more adventures with the clever little ladybird in What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next, What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday and What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside.


I love reading with my daughter who turned 5 in July and the What the Ladybird Heard books are some of her favourite so she was delighted when we got to read the new book in the series and we wondered what Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len would be up too this time!

The book was a delight to read and she loved it, she read it with me the first night and then to me after that – it was a huge hit with her, and me. The story was lovely, it was written with the style and flow we love and the illustrations, well they are amazing as always from Lydia.

It was a wonderful book to read and share – it is 5 stars from us – very highly recommended!