The Wind in the Willows Author:Kenneth Grahame, Steven Smallman (Illustrator) Since its original publication in 1908, Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows has become one of the true classics of English literature loved by children and adults alike. — For the generations who have grown up with the adventures of Mole, Water Rat, Badger, and Toad, Grahame's idyllic world is as fresh now as when they first ... more »discovered his enchanting tales -- of Ratty sculling his boat on the River; Badger grumpily entertaining his friends in his comfortable underground home; and the exasperating Toad being driven into one tangle after another by his obsession with motor cars.« less
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.