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

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

'Donaldson's ear for rhyme is unequalled and Scheffler's busy, funny
illustrations make this ideal for reading aloud' Daily Mail
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 102 x 251 x 4mm | 220g
  • Alison Green Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • w. numerous col. figs.
  • 9781407170732
  • 293

About Julia Donaldson

Axel Scheffler, geboren 1957 in Hamburg, Grafikstudium an der Bath Acadamy of Art in England, lebt als Illustrator mit seiner Familie in London. Er veröffentlichte zahlreiche Buchillustrationen, hauptsächlich für Kinder, zeichnet aber auch für Zeitungen und Zeitschriften und gehört heute zu den national und international bedeutendstem Kinderbuchillustratoren.

Julia Donaldson, geb. 1948 in London, arbeitete als Lektorin, Journalistin und Lehrerin. Heute lebt sie als freie Schriftstellerin mit ihrer Familie in Glasgow. 2011 wurde Julia Donaldson mit dem 'Children's Laureate 2011 - 2013' ausgezeichnet.
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Rating details

2,477 ratings
4.07 out of 5 stars
5 39% (976)
4 34% (849)
3 21% (521)
2 5% (112)
1 1% (19)
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