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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 hay. Will he finally meet his comeuppance, in the form of a cunning duck?

  • 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 4

Product Details

Catalogue number

549 in SCB Offer February 2022

Format

Hardback

ISBN

9781407124377

Date published

September 1st, 2011

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.0; Lower years; 0.5 points

Other details

  • 32 pages

Condition

New

Author/Illustrator

Julia Donaldson

Photo of Julia Donaldson

Axel Scheffler

Photo of Axel Scheffler

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  1. emerald234
    on 6 March 2016

    I read this book in Book Week and it was so funny! If you haven’t read it , I highly recommend that you check it out.

  2. Book-Club-Review-Team
    on 30 August 2011

    I realy enjoyed The Highway Rat, it is one of my favorite books.

    My favourite bit was at the end in the cake shop because I like cakes!

    My least favourite bit was when the Highway Rat was eating all the food because it is coloured with dull colours.

    Charlie, age 6

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