The Highway Rat

The Highway Rat

Picture Book - 2013
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A very bad rat rides his horse along the highway stealing travelers' food, from a rabbit's clover to a spider's flies, until clever Duck introduces him to her "sister."
Publisher: New York :, Arthur A. Levine Books,, 2013.
Edition: First American edition.
ISBN: 9780545477581
Branch Call Number: E FIC DONA
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Scheffler, Axel - Illustrator


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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.

Jan 04, 2016

Another fun rhyming book to read aloud by Donaldson

Jan 11, 2014

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

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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