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Suitable for 3 - 7 years

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Spot a glittery ladybird and make your loudest animal noises in this gleeful farm rhyme. (You’ll love Lydia’s art.) Is it quiet? Something’s wrong! Julia Donaldson and quirky artist Lydia Monks have made BIG noises in the picture book world. No wonder – they’re great! But are they as loud as these farm animals? Moo! Hiss! Baa! Cluck! The barnyard is a very noisy place. So when two crooks decide to steal a prize cow, they don’t think anyone will hear them. But they’re wrong…

“Bursting with colour and verve.” Daily Telegraph

“A terrific and witty adventure.” Guardian

Product Details






Macmillan Children's Books

Date published

March 5th, 2010

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 2.8; Lower years; 0.5 points

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  • 32 pages




Julia Donaldson

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  1. Michelle, Scholastic Staff
    on 3 March 2011

    A riot of animal noises

    Another fantastic book for children from Julia Donaldson. This is a simple rhyming tale tells of the quiet ladybird (with some help from his farm animals friends) that helps to stop thieves from stealing the farmer’s prize cow. With a riot of animal noises to join in with plus the hidden sparkly ladybird to find on every page, there is something to keep every young reader entertained.

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What kids think

  1. Hellokittygirl
    on 13 August 2015

    It is really good for children to listen to.

    5out of 5
  2. Pondybeach
    on 7 June 2015

    Beautiful vibrant colorful ! Loved every bit of it !

  3. 21105
    on 23 March 2014

    Robbers !!!!! This is good

    5out of 5
  4. bookaholic202
    on 9 March 2014

    When two criminals plan to steal the cow it’s up to the ladybird to stop them.

  5. cheem021
    on 10 May 2013

    it is good

  6. lmdrld
    on 6 March 2013

    This is a lovely story and would recommend it to younger people.

  7. nikki657
    on 6 March 2012

    my sister read this and loved it

  8. summer240402
    on 2 May 2011

    My little sister loves this book.I read it to her every night!!!!

    5out of 5

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