Julia Donaldson turns her literary expertise to a farm setting, and comes up with a rollicking barnyard mystery. Lydia Monks' colorful collage illustrations go perfectly with the story for a winning combination. Readers will quack, neigh, moo, and cheer for the ladybug all the way through!What the Ladybug Heard is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
“The playful rhyming text flows without stumbling and offers the opportunity to demonstrate one’s finest animal sounds. Monk’s illustrations incorporate paint and collage to depict boldly caricatured participants in farmyard tableaux.” --School Library Journal