The Highway Rat (Hardback)

A bedtime rhyme with rattitude from Julia and Axel. This furry bandit will ambush your snacks – and your heart. Quick: hide your chocolate éclairs! Do you like buns? Or tasty sweets? So does the Highway Rat. If you’ve got them, he’ll steal them. No food is safe, and that’s that. This rotten rodent steals nuts from squirrels. He hijacks his own horse’s hay. What can stop his appetite for snack-based crime? Perhaps a clever duck can save the day…

  • A funny rhyming romp by the creators of The Gruffalo
  • Explores themes of saying sorry and starting afresh
  • Julia and Axel are the UK’s leading picture book team
  • Julia was Children’s Laureate from 2011-2013

most of you loved this

Fun Stuff

Activities

Recent reviews

  • 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.

    6 March 2016

  • 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

    30 August 2011

See all reviews

Authors

  • 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.

  • Axel scheffler t 163

    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.

Look inside

  • Preview 0
  • Preview 1
  • Preview 2
  • Preview 3
  • Preview 4

Rate this book

  1. loved it
  2. liked it
  3. okay
  4. not for me
  5. rubbish
Write about this book