The Highway Rat
Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
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** Now available in a chunky board book format, perfect for babies and toddlers. Bestselling author/ illustrator combination Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have teamed up for another great adventure. Many of the creatures that appear in The Gruffalo feature in this rollicking rhyming adventure of a greedy Highway Rat, in the style of the famous Alfred Noyes poem, 'The Highwayman', and how he is outwitted by a very clever duck. Axel Scheffler’s animals are as full of vivid expression as usual.
The Highway Rat by Julia Donaldson
'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?
'Donaldson’s ear for rhyme is unequalled and Scheffler’s busy, funny illustrations make this ideal for reading aloud with lots of voices and chances to join in.' - Daily Mail
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