Packing Our Holiday Reading with Ladybird

Little Man and LP absolutely love reading and so whenever we go away, in the UK or abroad, we pick up some books to take away with us. It’s a bit of a tradition and a little extra holiday treat for our two little bookworms.

This year though, to celebrate our first family holiday abroad, LP and Little Man have been sent a set of books to enjoy from Ladybird featuring some of their favourite characters. The Hey Duggee and Go Jetters books were an immediate hit and so we had a read before packing them to take away with us!

Packing Our Holiday Reading with Ladybird

Hey Duggee: A Day at the Beach is a really lovely picture book which also has a really lovely story. There’s just enough text on each page to keep the children entertained but the main focus for both LP and Little Man were the beautiful illustrations – featuring all the familiar Hey Duggee characters.

Packing Our Holiday Reading with Ladybird

A Day at the Beach introduces you to the Hey Duggee cast – so it’s perfect for children who haven’t yet seen Hey Duggee. It then explores everything that you can do at the beach – from digging holes to making sandcastles and also shares some of the creatures that you can find on the beach.

Packing Our Holiday Reading with Ladybird

At the end of the book there are activities that children can do on the beach and once they’ve completed them all they can earn their very own Sandcastle Badge – as a big part of the Hey Duggee appeal are the badges that can be won. This makes this book perfect for taking to the beach – at home or abroad.

Hey Duggee: Dugee’s Nature Activity Book is packed full of things to do outside – and this can be literally anywhere from the park to your garden at home. It has activities like finding leaves from different trees, painting pebbles and even having a snail race!

Packing Our Holiday Reading with Ladybird

This book is so lovely and durable that it would last the whole summer of activities and even includes cardboard pages that you can cut out to make your very own cress heads of Hey Duggee characters. This is something I know the children will love to do when we’re back home after our holidays.

Go Jetters: Summer at Stonehenge is such a fun book that doesn’t just teach children about stonehenge but also includes space travel and the futuristic appeal of the Go Jetters. I loved visiting stonehenge as a child and it’s somewhere we drive past quite often so the children really enjoyed this book, loving that it was about somewhere they were already familiar with.

Packing Our Holiday Reading with Ladybird
Packing Our Holiday Reading with Ladybird

Our favourite books as a family are the ones that teach the children something but make it easy and engaging – the books that make learning fun and Go Jetters: Summer at Stonehenge is just that kind of book. The children loved that they already knew the characters but it would be great for any child – whether they’re already familiar with the Go Jetters or not.

Packing Our Holiday Reading with Ladybird

Go Jetters: Passport to Adventure is a really good quality sticker and activity book. The pages are full of things to do, games to play, things to read as well as places to stick the good amount of stickers supplied in the book.

Packing Our Holiday Reading with Ladybird
Packing Our Holiday Reading with Ladybird

This sort of book keeps LP and Little Man entertained for hours – perfect for long car journeys and we’ll be taking this one on our flight this summer. Even after all the pages have been drawn on, written on and had stickers stuck on them the book has got enough to read and keep the children entertained long after that activities are complete.

Disclosure: We were sent the above books to include in this post however all opinions are my own.



  1. Anthony Harrington
    July 29, 2016 / 9:50 pm

    Hey Duggee: Dugee’s Nature Activity Book would be my fav as our little Grandson adores Hey Duggee

  2. Angela Treadway
    July 30, 2016 / 12:09 am

    Used to love the where’s spot book! X

  3. Ruth Harwood
    July 30, 2016 / 5:32 am

    there are so many to choose from, how is it possible?!! think the sticker books would be appreciated xx

  4. kim neville
    July 30, 2016 / 11:17 am

    Topsy and Tim: Go on an Aeroplane

  5. janine atkin
    July 30, 2016 / 1:22 pm

    The husband πŸ™‚ lol

  6. Susan Smith
    July 30, 2016 / 3:54 pm

    Passport to adventure

  7. natalie moore
    July 30, 2016 / 4:18 pm

    i used to love the old fairy tale books done by ladybird we love books in our house

  8. Becky Yeomans
    July 31, 2016 / 10:59 am

    The very hungry caterpillar! πŸ˜€

  9. Barbara Handley
    July 31, 2016 / 2:32 pm

    The Lonely Donkey which I have had for 60 years.

  10. Paul Halling
    July 31, 2016 / 2:50 pm

    What’s the time Mr Wolf

  11. Alana Walker
    July 31, 2016 / 3:56 pm

    My kids love The Enormous Turnip.x

  12. July 31, 2016 / 4:32 pm

    Oh what lovely books, really educational. I particularly like the nature activity one.

  13. richell lever
    July 31, 2016 / 6:18 pm

    I used to love all the Topsy and Tim books

  14. Rich Tyler
    July 31, 2016 / 8:19 pm

    very hungry caterpillar

  15. Carly Belsey
    August 1, 2016 / 10:54 am

    Pirate Pete Potty is a good one I used to read to my son πŸ™‚

  16. Jo Carroll
    August 1, 2016 / 1:14 pm

    Peter and Jane was always my favourite growing up and I was lucky enough to get hold of a set at a car boot a few years ago which I’m currently reading with my little boy. Some of the content is very old hat but that just makes them even more fun…brings back the memories. x

  17. EJ Dunn
    August 1, 2016 / 11:23 pm

    The Fox and the Star

  18. Solange
    August 2, 2016 / 6:47 am

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar

  19. Tricia Cowell
    August 4, 2016 / 7:36 am

    Topsy and Tim books

  20. Rachel Butterworth
    August 5, 2016 / 3:20 pm

    The Ladybird Book of the Zombie Apocalypse.

  21. Julie Ward
    August 6, 2016 / 5:37 pm

    The lego city, start your engines

  22. Tee simpson
    August 6, 2016 / 9:25 pm

    The very hungry caterpillar

  23. Angela McDonald
    August 9, 2016 / 11:20 am

    My favourite ladybird book is one I had as a child and it’s The Three Billy Goats Gruff!

  24. Danielle Cresswell
    August 9, 2016 / 2:55 pm

    I had all the Thomas the tank engine books by ladybird as a child used to love them x

  25. Kirsty Fox
    August 9, 2016 / 10:04 pm

    I used to love all the old fashioned books like The Gingerbread Man

  26. Christine Lockley
    August 10, 2016 / 1:17 pm

    Over the years there have been so many great Ladybirds books, I loved “The Three Billy Goat Gruffs” can still hear my dads voice

  27. Iris Tilley
    August 11, 2016 / 9:45 am

    Dr Seuss Everytime

  28. Jemma Dwyer
    August 14, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    very hungry caterpillar x

  29. Sally Collingwood
    August 15, 2016 / 11:54 am

    Our Kid by Tony Ross looks good.

  30. Kate Davies
    August 16, 2016 / 9:55 pm

    I love the old fashioned fairy tales like the magic porridge pot.

  31. Margaret Gallagher
    August 18, 2016 / 9:41 pm

    Gosh that’s a hard one to answer
    I’d say the Hungry Caterpillar

  32. Kathy B
    August 18, 2016 / 10:40 pm

    The Three Billy Goats Gruff

  33. Michelle o'neill
    August 19, 2016 / 10:39 am

    the magic porridge pot

  34. Laura Harrison
    August 19, 2016 / 12:02 pm

    Peter and Jane was my favourite books xx

  35. Kelly Ellen Hirst
    August 20, 2016 / 8:46 am

    My favourite ladybird book is Tigers Toothbrush

  36. Rebecca Mercer
    August 20, 2016 / 1:38 pm

    I loved sly fox and red hen

    August 20, 2016 / 9:15 pm

    The Jolly Postman

  38. A.E. ADKINS
    August 22, 2016 / 10:03 am

    “The Hipster” but loved them all as a child

  39. Sheri Darby
    August 23, 2016 / 9:44 pm

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar

  40. donna l jones
    August 23, 2016 / 10:18 pm

    What’s the time Mr Wolf

  41. Wendy Guy
    August 24, 2016 / 9:35 am

    The very hungry caterpillar

  42. Pamela Gossage
    August 24, 2016 / 12:00 pm

    The very hungry caterpillar!

  43. Ruth Liddle-Howden
    August 24, 2016 / 2:13 pm

    Nursery rhymes

  44. Elspeth MacMillan
    August 24, 2016 / 6:36 pm

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar πŸ˜€ My son Douglas gets Duggee as a nickname

  45. Rebecca Powell
    August 24, 2016 / 7:40 pm

    I loved all the old fairy tale books

  46. Diana
    August 24, 2016 / 9:43 pm

    The Enormous Turnip πŸ™‚

  47. August 24, 2016 / 10:15 pm

    I love the vintage drawings so something like the ABC vintage book would be my favourite. Nice to be nostalgic.

  48. ellie spider
    August 24, 2016 / 11:57 pm

    i used to love reading the topsy and time books

  49. Adrian Bold
    August 24, 2016 / 11:59 pm

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar

  50. August 25, 2016 / 12:16 am

    i love the elmer books! my dad used to read them to me

  51. Ian Murray
    August 25, 2016 / 12:24 am

    going back a few years but I always love the shoemaker and the elves

  52. Emma Fox
    August 25, 2016 / 9:14 am

    My son loves The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I like their old fairy-tale books πŸ™‚

  53. lynn neal
    August 25, 2016 / 10:18 am

    The enormous turnip

  54. jen s morgan
    August 25, 2016 / 11:35 am

    The very hungry caterpillar x

  55. Paula Cheadle
    August 25, 2016 / 11:45 am

    What’s the time Mr Wolf

  56. carol boffey
    August 25, 2016 / 12:31 pm

    The BFG

  57. Gem Cook
    August 25, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    What’s the time Mr Wolf πŸ™‚

  58. Jodie Harvey
    August 25, 2016 / 1:28 pm

    ‘How It Works: The Mum’ Book

  59. Deborah Mackenzie
    August 25, 2016 / 2:15 pm

    my son loved the enormous turnip; and we had to act it all out… several times a day

  60. Victoria Allum
    August 25, 2016 / 4:44 pm

    I used to love The Garden Gang…Wee Willie Watermelon, Simon Swede and Pam Parsnip etc.

  61. Laura Findlay
    August 25, 2016 / 7:16 pm

    Very hungry caterpillar x

  62. laura stewart
    August 25, 2016 / 8:19 pm

    The very hungry caterpillar πŸ™‚

  63. Crystal Williams
    August 25, 2016 / 8:25 pm

    The railway children! πŸ™‚ x

  64. Pauline Burroughs
    August 25, 2016 / 9:10 pm

    I loved the old Ladybird books especially The Little Red Hen

  65. Caroline Buckley
    August 25, 2016 / 9:28 pm

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar

  66. Gillian Hutchison
    August 25, 2016 / 9:29 pm

    The elves and the shoemaker

  67. Karl Borowy
    August 25, 2016 / 9:52 pm

    The very hungry caterpillar

  68. tracy sinclair
    August 25, 2016 / 10:16 pm

    Gosh, so many to choose from, but I do love Little Red Riding Hood x

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