The Wind In The Willows

The Wind in The Willows

By Kenneth Grahame illustrated by Tasha Tudor

Pages 255    Ages  9+

Published in by 1960 by The World Publishing Company

This story is about a mole and a water-rat living together by the river. They meet a toad and a badger when they were living there. The toad mostly got into a lot of trouble from crashing his wagon to stealing motor cars. The badger was friendly, but didn’t really like society too much. Over time the badger, water-rat, and mole tried to tell the toad to stop wasting his money because he was buying motor cars and kept crashing them so he’d have to pay the hospital fees. The other animals tried to keep an eye on Toad but when he escaped unnoticed, he got into a whole lot of trouble. When Toad returned he found out that there was even more trouble at his house, Toad Hall.

This book is excellent, exciting, and adventurous. The book shows how great it is to have good friends. The book has older language (it was originally written in 1908!) so if you are a young kid who is advanced in reading the book is challenging because of the language  and there is no real scary parts.

Now I see why so many people recommended this book to me!

I give this book 5 out of 5 book worms!

Categories: Age 9+, Good Books

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6 replies

  1. I am so happy you read & liked one of my very favorite books. I will have to show you my copy it has the most amazing illustrations : )

  2. I’m delighted you enjoyed this book so much! I recall one of the stranger chapters — The Piper at the Gates of Dawn — is left out of many versions, and didn’t make much sense to me when I was younger. How did you find that chapter, and what did you think of it?

    • I thought that chapter was a little weird too. First I wondered why an Otter couldn’t swim. I would think that once an Otter is born it should be able to swim or at least float! I didn’t quite get what or who the Piper was at first but I think maybe it was a satyr or fawn and maybe it was Pan the god of nature looking over the small otter because Pan appears as a satyr on Earth. What do you think?

  3. This was one of my favorite books growing up! Along with the Little Bear books! I love your blog and I have some great new ideas for my gilrs! Thank you!

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