Reviewed by Angela Hall.
The Highway Rat he is a troublesome type he pillages and pilfers then he rides away and eats his stolen morsels. The poor folk who travel the highway are tormented endlessly by this ruthless rat and they are growing thinner while he grows fat. Will someone be able to out smart this thieving Highway Rat?
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are no strangers to amazing picture books, in fact they are the team behind The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and MANY, more.
The Highway Rat has a great rhythm and verse which will quickly have listeners absorbed and hanging off your every word. The unmistakable illustrations of Axel’s are as always brilliant and perfectly suited to the fun and playfulness of this story.
Give me your buns and your biscuits!
Give me your chocolate éclairs!
For I am the Rat of the highway,
and the Rat Thief never shares!