The Wind in the Willows Author:Kenneth Grahame This timeless story opens with Mole leaving his spring-cleaning and going above ground to explore the world beyond his burrow. Making friends with Ratty, the two become inseparable and together they spend long summer days enjoying the delights of the river and its banks. Then they meet the impetuous Toad and the distinguished though slightly ste... more »rn Mr Badger and find themselves caught up in a series of adventures to rescue Toad from his own reckless behaviour and return him safely to Toad Hall. Stolen cars, prison sentences, daring escapes, and dastardly villains all feature in this classic tale of high-adventure and rock-solid friendship. The Wind in the Willows is a story full of beautifully-drawn characters. It is a work of parable and reflection.
I never dreamed that I would like this book. I'm in a book club and this was the choice for the month, so I plunged right into it thinking I would hate it, BUT even today, I think of Toad with a smile. He's such a wild character. If you're interested in reading classics this is a must read and one that I think I'll want to read to my children. It's fun, whimsical, and again, love that crazy Toad.