Julia Donaldson is the author of some of the world's best-loved
children's books, including modern classics The Gruffalo and
The Gruffalo's Child, which together have sold over 17
million copies worldwide, and the hugely successful What the
Ladybird Heard adventures. Julia also writes fiction, including the
Princess Mirror-Belle books illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as
poems, plays and songs - and her brilliant live shows are always in
demand. She was Children's Laureate 2011-13 and has been honoured
with a CBE for Services to Literature. Julia and her husband
Malcolm divide their time between West Sussex and Edinburgh.
Lydia Monks is one of the most original and bestselling picture book artists working today. Lydia illustrates several bestselling series including the What the Ladybird Heard adventures and Princess Mirror-Belle, written by Julia Donaldson. Her distinctive use of colour and collage has won her critical acclaim and several awards, including the Royal Mail Scottish Children's Book Award, the Stockport Children's Book Award and multiple nominations for the Kate Greenaway Medal. She is also the author and illustrator of the Twit Twoo School picture books. Lydia lives in Sheffield.
A terrific and witty adventure (for What the Ladybird Heard)
* Guardian *
A very funny farmyard caper (for What the Ladybird Heard Next) * Guardian *
Ideal for reading aloud. Little ones will delight in practicing their farmyard sounds (for What the Ladybird Heard Next) * Daily Mail *
The antics of the clever ladybird and her friends are joyous (for What the Ladybird Heard Next) * Prima *