Whit the Clockleddy Heard

Whit the Clockleddy Heard


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Translated by JAMES ROBERTSON. Illustrated by LYDIA MONKS.

Yince upon a ferm steyed a sonsie reid hen,
A deauk in a dub and a goose in a pen,
A hairy grumphie, a yowe like a rug,
A big strang cuddy and a jimp wee dug,
Twa cats that miaowed and purred aw day,
A braw prize coo!
and a clockleddy tae.

Now available in Scots for the very first time, What the Ladybird Heard is the latest addition to Itchy Coo's fantastic range of books for children, now translated as Whit the Clockleddy Heard.

In this new book, meed two crafty robbers, a tiny ladybird and a whole farmyard of fun. Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer's fine prizze cow. But they reckon without the tiniest, quietest creature of all. And she has a plan of her own.

Join the ladybird as she has a new adventure in Scots that Itchy Coo readers will love.

Product Details

Published: 1st May 2015
Format: Paperback 248x250mm
Extent: 32 pages
ISBN: 9781845029579


Julia Donaldson, the 2011–2013 Children's Laureate, is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's most-loved picture books including The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, and What the Ladybird Heard.

James Robertson is a co-founder of Itchy Coo. He writes books for both adults and children, in English and in Scots. His novel The Testament of Gideon Mack was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize in 2006 and featured on the Richard and Judy Book Club in 2007. For Itchy Coo he has translated Roald Dahl's The Fantastic Mr Fox and A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh into Scots.

Lydia Monks is one of the most original picture book artists working today. Her distinctive use of colour and collage has won her critical acclaim and several awards, including the Smarties Prize. Her collaborations with Julia Donaldson include The Singing Mermaid, the Princess Mirror-belle books, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, and the phenomenally successful What the Ladybird Heard. Lydia lives in Sheffield.


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