Julia Donaldson, the famous children’s author who wrote ‘The Gruffalo’, has many other great works. Here are two of our favourites.
‘What the Ladybird Heard’ is the story of a little ladybird who overheard the conversation of two people who were plotting to steal the prize cow from a farm. The ladybird, together with the farm animals, cunningly foiled their plan, resulting in their arrest. This book introduces children to farm animals and the sounds they make, and repeats these several times throughout the story. Samantha also likes looking for the tiny glittery ladybird on every page!
One Ted Falls Out of Bed tells of a teddy bear who falls out of his bed one night, and his journey to get back in bed. During his little adventure, he meets mice, frogs, dolls and even trolls! This story introduces the young readers to counting (both forward and backwards). The story is a nice one to read during bedtime, as the teddy bear ends up back in bed with its owner.