The Highway Rat-9781407170732

The Highway Rat

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by Donaldson, Julia, Scheffler, Axel | Children's, Teenage & educational
Published 07/07/2016 by Scholastic (Scholastic Press)
Paperback | 32 pages


The rollicking adventurous picture book from the number

one bestselling author and illustrator of The Gruffalo, Stick

Man and Zog.

'Give me your buns and your biscuits!

Give me your chocolate eclairs!

For I am the Rat of the highway,

and the Rat Thief never shares!'

Life is not safe for the other animals, as the villainous Highway

Rat gallops along the highway, stealing their food. Clover from

a rabbit; nuts from a squirrel - he even steals his own horse's

hay.

Will he finally meet his comeuppance, in the form of a cunning

duck?

Shiny foil highlights on the cover makes this a special gift

for toddlers

A fabulous, rollicking rhyme, in the style of the famous

Alfred Noyes poem, 'The Highwayman', from the UK's number one

picture book author and illustrator

Perfect read-aloud rhyming text and stunning pictures on every

page with lots of details to spot

Adventure, friendship and learning to be kind are at

the heart of this story

The Highway Rat has been adapted into a popular

animated film starring voices from David Tennant (Highway

Rat), Nina Sosanya (Duck), Rob Brydon (Horse), Tom Hollander

(Squirrel) and Frances de la Tour (Rabbit)

The Smeds and the Smoos is on BBC One at

Christmas with voice artists including Bill Bailey (comedian

and Strictly winner), Adjoa Andoh (Bridgerton), Sally Hawkins

(Paddington movies) and Rob Brydon (Gavin and Stacey).

Look out for

The Baddies the wickedly funny

new picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Praise for The Highway Rat:

'A classic picture book . great to read aloud' BBC Radio 4 'Front

Row'

'Donaldson's ear for rhyme is unequalled and Scheffler's busy, funny

illustrations make this ideal for reading aloud' Daily Mail