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The Highway Rat

The Highway Rat

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Author: Donaldson, Julia, Scheffler, Axel

Children's, young adult & educational

Published on 1 September 2011 by Scholastic (Alison Green Books).

Hardback | 32 pages
251 x 290 x 11 | 524g

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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