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The Wind in the Willows
Kenneth Grahame

Animals and nature

Gentle, lyrical and humorous but also epic: the adventures of Ratty, Mole, Toad and Badger – blurb to follow


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12 comments on “The Wind in the Willows

  1. Leo Trelfer says:

    I didn’t like it when Toad got captured in jail. I liked it when they beat up all the weasels in Toad Hall.

  2. Rocco Lopez-Gutierrez says:

    Toad is so funny and Badger gets very cross with him.

  3. llincoln says:

    This is a great book.I like how all the animals have different adventures.

  4. Henry Roberts says:

    This is the longest book I’ve ever read. Sometimes it was scary. I liked the fight with the weasels the most. Ratty was my favourite because he’s brave and has lots of pistols. I liked toad because he had so many adventures.

  5. mmaccallumhall says:

    As a young child I absolutely adored this book and movie. But to talk about the book all I have to say is that yes this book is slow at the start but once you get past that bit it is an awesome tale about animals on the river bank. A wonderful story about a bunch of animals and some other not so nice creatures.

  6. Mr Milne says:

    The Wind in the Willows is a thing of beauty. Set on the riverbank (the author grew up living on the banks of the River Thames in Berkshire), you have to allow yourself to drift slowly along with the story, as the animals mess around on the river, and the wind is in the willows, and the seasons slowly change. And then, just as the story is meandering along, as a river on a summer’s day, with nothing much going on (imagine lying on the river bank, listening to the sounds and watching the river flow), the action and adventure builds, usually involving the preposterous toad (whether crashing motor cars or breaking out of prison!) and culminating in the great battle for Toad Hall against the dreadful weasels and the stoats. It is a slow book in places and perhaps this is a good one to ask a parent or grandparent to read to you, or to listen to an audio recording, and just shut your eyes and imagine…

  7. ibuglione says:

    I have to be honest this book is one of the most boring books ever

  8. fmckenzieoneill says:

    I loved this story when I was although I couldn’t read it out-loud because my brother was scared of this book and
    apperantly he was the funniest comedy reviewer in the school at one point?

  9. tbraganza says:

    This book was good, but had a bit of a slow start. I feel that everything that happened to Toad helped him to be a better person.

  10. leldridge says:

    I find this book kind of boring, but I was quite young then so I probably would not recommend it to under 8s.

  11. fsmith says:

    A story about a water rat, a toad, badger and a mole when the water rat welcomes the mole into his house they live happily till they meet Mr Toad and the badger and they go on numerous adventures.

  12. gwilsonlitt says:

    It is an amazing book. My faveroute charector is the toad. He is so funny.