The Highway Rat
Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler
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
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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