The Highway Rat

The Highway Rat

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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

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

Hardcover format comes with a protective dust jacket to make
this a special gift for a lifetime

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)

Superworm is on BBC One at Christmas with voice
artists including Oscar-winner Olivia Colman (narrator), Matt
Smith (Superworm) and Rob Brydon (Crow)

New for September 2022 - look out for The Baddies,
the wickedly funny new picture book by Julia Donaldson
and Axel Scheffler.

'A classic picture book ... great to read aloud' BBC Radio
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 255 x 289 x 12mm | 560g
  • Alison Green Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • chiefly col. Illustrations
  • 9781407124377
  • 4,530

Rating details

2,488 ratings
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4 34% (852)
3 21% (525)
2 5% (112)
1 1% (19)
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