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What the Ladybird Heard

Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Lydia Monks

Suitable for: 0-5 years, 5-7 years (Key stage 1)

Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

A wonderful book full of farmyard fun and antics! Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the prize cow but they are in for a nasty surprise as the quietest, tiniest creature has a clever plan of her own! Read by comedian Sarah Millican.

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This story is full of farmyard fun and antics. All around the edges of the cover, are all sorts of farmyard animals, including a duck, a goose, a donkey, a woolly sheep, and a very pretty looking cow.

Right at the centre of the page is a bright red ladybird. She is the star of the book. So we've created a raised feely picture for you. On this double page. All the animals are huddled around nose to nose, looking at the lady bird who was standing on the end of the cow’s nose. This time the ladybird is talking and all the animals are listening very intently to what she has to say. Below his right foot is a pile of poo that he has just stepped in and splattered all around. This last feely picture shows the farmer and some of the animals dancing in celebration at the end of the story. I hope you enjoyed this farmyard adventure. Did you remember to count how many times you found the ladybird? The animals certainly showed some grit, teamwork. Didn't they? And wasn't the ladybird clever to come up with such a cunning plan.

What's inside

  • A picture book with braille pages and raised tactile images.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

Ladybird on leaf and Prize Cow
Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len
Sheep, Pig, Farmer and Dog

What our members say

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Lots of Fun! It's been lots of fun reading this book! The detailed descriptions allowed me to imagine what they looked like Ruth
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