The Highway Rat
Publication Date: 1 September 2011
'Give me your buns and your biscuits! Give me your chocolate #xE9;clairs! 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 hose's hay. Will he finally meet his comeuppance, in the form of a cunning duck?
A fabulous, rollicking rhyme, in the style of the famous Alfred Noyes poem, 'The Highwayman', from the authors of 'The Gruffalo' and 'Zog'.
About the Author
Julia Donaldson is one of the UK's most popular children's authors. She is best known for her bestselling collaborations with Axel Scheffler, which include the Smarties Gold Award-winning The Gruffalo and its sequel, 2005's Best Children's Book The Gruffalo's Child . She is also the author of the bestselling What The Ladybird Heard'), illustrated by Lydia Monks.