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Thursday, 4 October 2012

The Highway Rat by Julia Donaldson

The Highway Rat
'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 hose's hay. Will he finally meet his comeuppance, in the form of a cunning duck? This is a fabulous, rollicking rhyme, in the style of the famous Alfred Noyes poem, "The Highwayman", from the authors of "The Gruffalo" and "Zog".

Julia Donaldson is back with another fantastic read for children of all ages. Full of rhyming prose, which are accompanied by beautiful illustrations by Axel Scheffler, this book is sure to become a story time favourite this year.

there is of course a message behind the story - this one being not to steal from others because it can come back to haunt you! It has been inspired by the poem, "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes and is told in a very child friendly way which will have children reciting the prose very quickly. I am sure this book will become as popular as The Gruffalo very soon.

I received this book through the Amazon Vine Programme.

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