The Highway Rat

The Highway Rat

Children's, New & Recommended, Picture Books
Paperback Published on: 07/07/2016
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The Highway Rat
A Rat Gets His Comeuppance
Highwaymen, and rats, can make life miserable for law-abiding souls. This particular rat will stop at nothing but all it takes is a cunning duck and the H... READ MORE
Jane Mac


 The rollicking adventurous picture book from the numberone bestselling author and illustrator of The Gruffalo, StickMan 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 HighwayRat gallops along the highway, stealing their food. Clover froma rabbit; nuts from a squirrel - he even steals his own horse'shay.Will he finally meet his comeuppance, in the form of a cunningduck?Shiny foil highlights on the cover makes this a special giftfor toddlersA fabulous, rollicking rhyme, in the style of the famousAlfred Noyes poem, 'The Highwayman', from the UK's number onepicture book author and illustrator Perfect read-aloud rhyming text and stunning pictures on everypage with lots of details to spotAdventure, friendship and learning to be kind are atthe heart of this storyThe Highway Rat has been adapted into a popularanimated film starring voices from David Tennant (HighwayRat), Nina Sosanya (Duck), Rob Brydon (Horse), Tom Hollander(Squirrel) and Frances de la Tour (Rabbit)The animated film of Tabby McTat starsvoice artists including Jodie Whittaker (Doctor Who) as the narrator,Rob Brydon (Gavin and Stacey) as Fred, Sope Dirisu (Gangsof London) as Tabby McTat, alongside Cariad Lloyd, Joanna Scanlanand Susan Wokoma.Look out for Jonty Gentoo by JuliaDonaldson and Axel Scheffler in 2024. Praise for The Highway Rat:'A classic picture book ... great to read aloud' BBC Radio 4 'FrontRow''Donaldson's ear for rhyme is unequalled and Scheffler's busy, funnyillustrations make this ideal for reading aloud' Daily Mail

  • Publisher: Scholastic
  • ISBN: 9781407170732
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Weight: 220g
  • Dimensions: 251 x 102 x 4 mm

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The Highway Rat
One of my son's favourites
Me and my 2yo love reading this book. It's very exciting, funny and leaves lots of room for a nice unique voice interpretation, like most of books written ... READ MORE
Iga Kroj