The Highway Rat DVD – review and giveaway

Being of a certain age I only discovered Julia Donaldson when my son was born.  Everyone around me raved about her and as soon as I bought one of her books for my little boy, I knew why.  Her stories are enchanting, told in rhyme and so easy for youngsters to learn and enjoy.  You might have spotted one of our favourite stories shown on BBC One over Christmas, and today sees the release of The Highway Rat DVD.

The Highway Rat DVD

The Highway Rat DVD is a beautiful animated Entertainment One short film, which follows the wonderful Donaldson book perfectly.

If you’re not familiar with the story, The Highway Rat has a bit of a sweet tooth and he terrorizes the roads as he robs buns and biscuits from unsuspecting victims.  Of course, he does come to a bit of a sticky end himself and learns the error of his ways in due course. It’s a much loved story here, and we’ve loved seeing it brought to life in 25 minute long, The Highway Rat DVD.  The DVD also features an Artwork Gallery, live performances from author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler as well as Behind the Scenes footage.

The DVD is a must for any Julia Donaldson fan, and I’ve included my Amazon Affiliate link below for your reference.

disclosure:  we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review


I’m thrilled to be able to offer 3 lucky readers the chance to own the Highway Rat DVD, just complete the Gleam form below for your chance to win.  Good luck!

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The giveaway will close on 25th February 2017 at midnight.

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The Highway Rat DVD worth £7.99

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I'm a Mum with an 8 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

91 thoughts on “The Highway Rat DVD – review and giveaway

  1. Definitely The Gruffalo as although initially she was frightened by him she realised he’s just big and friendly after all.

  2. We like Dog in Room on the Broom, he’s always eager and we love it when he’s allowed to ride on the brooms it’s h.is a dream come true

  3. The Gruffalo, he’s been a character my son has fallen in love with, although I do wish he would move on so I’m not reading the same story over and over

  4. i asked my family, the boy likes the gruffalo the best, the girl the mouse, the hubby the highway rat and for me it has to be tabby mctat, such a talented loyal cat

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