The Highway Rat (Board Book)

A bedtime rhyme with rattitude from Julia and Axel. This cute bandit will ambush your heart. (And steal any sweets that you have.) You may have heard of a Highwayman – but what about a Highway Rat? This rascally rodent steals nuts from squirrels, and hijacks his own horse’s hay. Hold tight to your supper: no food is safe! But when a cunning duck crosses his path, has the Highway Rat met his match? Meet a classic character in this wonderful rhyming board book. He’s furry, he’s adorably naughty and we want to give him a big hug.

  • A best-loved rhyme from a picture book dream team
  • Wonderfully cute illustrations from Axel Scheffler
  • Rhyming text which is perfect for sharing together
  • Funny tale where the villain gets his comeuppance

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  • Julia donaldson t 160

    Julia Donaldson

    Julia Donaldson is one of the UK’s best loved authors, known for brilliant picture books like The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Stick Man. She was also the Children’s Laureate 2011-2013.

    Awards

    Julia has won many major book prizes, including the Smarties and Blue Peter Awards for The Gruffalo, the Blue Peter and Sheffield Children’s Book Prizes for Room on the Broom, the British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year for The Gruffalo’s Child and the Red House Award for Super Worm. Julia was also the Children’s Laureate 2011-2013.

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    Axel Scheffler

    Axel is the illustrator of The Gruffalo and many other favourite picture books.

    Awards

    Axel has won many of the major book prizes, including the Smarties and Bluue Peter Awards for The Gruffalo, the Blue Peter and Sheffield Children’s Book Prizes for Room on the Broom, the British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year for The Gruffalo’s Child and the Red House Award for Super Worm.

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