The Highway Rat

The Highway Rat

Book - 2017
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"Quick! Hide all your goodies! The Highway Rat's coming, and he's going to steal your snacks ... He takes clover from a rabbit, nuts from a squirrel - he even steals his own horse's hay! Can no one stop him? This early reader edition contains the complete classic story and pictures, in a pocket-book format, and with an extra-clear font and layout, to support children who are gaining confidence in reading."--
Publisher: Toronto :, Scholastic Canada Ltd.,, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781443149006
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Scheffler, Axel - Illustrator

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_Alicorn_
Apr 23, 2016

I wasn't a huge fan of this book (but I like the author and other books), my 3 year old son loved it.
I did change a few words and added a bit more description to parts to highlight the rat is very rude and mean.
It rhymes well. It has a way to point out that greed has ramification although I feel I had to elaborate and if I had of read the story first I wouldn't have read it to my son as it was a little too subtle and too involving around the baddie and tricking, but that can be solved and the book made into a fun book to read.
My son got a kick out of reading a book about a badie.
I'd wait to read it to a child that can appreciate it is a story.

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toilet_face
Jan 04, 2016

Another fun rhyming book to read aloud by Donaldson

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IrishMoon
Jan 11, 2014

Unless you appreciate a cowboy-robber theme, you likely won't care for this book anymore than we did.

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kirstsbooks
Nov 13, 2012

You gotta love how the BADDIE is the key character and he gets his come-uppance from the smart thinking duck!

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