The ladybird and her farm animal friends have a clever crime-busting plan in this fantastic farmyard story, the second in the What the Ladybird Heard series. Now reissued in board book with a new cover.Those crafty robbers Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len are out of jail, and they're heading back to the farm with another cunning plan to cause trouble. They've been stealing eggs from the fat red hen, but now they're setting their sights higher and are planning to steal the fat red hen herself! Fortunately the quiet, clever ladybird is on their trail, and she and her farm animal friends have a plan of their own. With slapstick action, animal noises, and a mysterious Snuggly Snerd bird, What the Ladybird Heard Next is a story you'll be reading over and over again.This much-loved classic farmyard caper is perfect for young readers, with brilliant rhyming verse from Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, and bright, distinctive illustrations from award-winning illustrator, Lydia Monks.Enjoy more adventures with the clever little ladybird in What the Ladybird Heard Next, What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday, What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside, and What the Ladybird Heard at Christmas.