What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson.
This book has been a favourite in our house for a long while (so much so that we know most of it off-by-heart now!) Written in Julia Donaldson's typical rhyming couplet style, it tells the story of the little ladybird who overhears Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh discussing how they will steal the fine prize cow. But fear not, the ladybird comes up with a plan! (I won't spoil the end - it's a very clever idea, and one that will be well appreciated by older toddlers who will think it's wonderfully silly!)
The book features lots of lovely farm animals, all colourfully illustrated by Lydia Monks. There's also a glittery ladybird to spot on each page, and a glittery trail as the ladybird tells each animal the plan (as you can see in the photo!) Plus the first and last double page spreads feature a picture of the farmyard which is very popular for pointing out the miaooooows, maooos, sniffs (pigs!) and vroom vrooms!
Joining in with Tigerlilly Quinn's We Like to Read link up.