If The Reiver Rat sounds familiar, then the chances are you may well have either read it, or heard of it before.
Translated by James Robertson and featuring Axel Scheffler’s engaging illustrations, this brilliant Scots version of The Highway Rat serves as a great, entertaining introduction to the ‘mither’ tongue for youngsters.
With the flow of the rhythm and rhymes retained from the original verse, and arguably bettered in the Scots version, this book is yet another
triumph for any child who loves Julia Donaldson stories.
Find out what happens to the swashbuckling Reiver Rat (‘a bad yin’) who steals everyone’s food at the point of a sword.
The Reiver Rat, published by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, translated by James Robertson, published by Itchy Coo, £6.99.