The Highway Rat

The Highway Rat

Author: Julia Donaldson

Illustrator: Axel Scheffler

First Published: 2011

“Give me your pastries and puddings!

Give me your chocolate and Cake!

For I am the Rat of the highway,

and whatever I want I take”

Noah had this book for Christmas and we were really excited to read this as we love Julia Donaldson books in the Skilton household.

I am sad to say but I am a little bit disappointed in this book.  I have tried several times to read this to Noah and each time he has lost interest quite quickly.  It just fails to keep his attention to the end.

Yesterday we did finally make it to the end but it wasn’t an easy task which it normally os with Julia Donaldson books.

I felt like we both got a bit bored halfway through.  There seemed to be a lack of dramatic or emotional excitement through the whole book.  I even felt like the illustrations were quite repetitive through the book which is probably why Noah lost interest half way through.

We did record this on TV at Christmas but we have yet to watch it and I have to be honest and say I won’t be rushing to switch on the TV soon after reading the book.