From the bestselling author and illustrator duo ofÂ The Gruffalo!
‘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 – heÂ evenÂ steals his own horse’s hay.
Will he finally meet his comeuppance, in the form of a cunning duck?
- This edition has shiny purple foil on the cover – released to celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2018.
- A fabulous, rollicking rhyme, in the style of the famous Alfred Noyes poem, ‘The Highwayman’
- The Highway Rat is now a gorgeous animated film produced by Magic Light and was screened on BBC1 Christmas Day 2017.
- From the ceators ofÂ The Gruffalo, Stick ManÂ andÂ ZOG, which have also been made into animated films by Magic Light and shown onÂ BBC1 over Christmas.
- Zog and the Flying DoctorsÂ will show onÂ BBC1Â in December 2020.