The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

The Wind in the Willows
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was one of my all time favourite reads as a child! Reading it again as an adult brought back all those nostalgic feeling and this is definitely a read that I shall keep back for my (possible) future children!

– So this story follows the lives of woodland creatures who have the ability to talk – they live and act like humans. As you can see from the cover they dress in a very prim and proper way with their little tweed coats and walking canes! The primary characters consist of Mole, Ratty, Badger and Toad. Toad is a bit of a rascal and is constantly landing himself in trouble leaving it up to the others to come to his rescue.

– I love children’s books that are based in the forest, the very natural backdrop really emphasizes how strange it is that these woodland creatures can all speak and they choose to dress and behave like humans.

– This novel is packed full of adventure and comedy but alongside that we also see the darker side to the forest – I always felt like I had learnt some sort of valuable lesson when being read this as a child. Whether it be to not walk around at night by yourself or simply to not steal other peoples belongings! This is a fun read for all ages and I would most definitely recommend it to those with children as I have such fond memories of this book from when I was little!


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