Kenneth Grahame has produced a wonder. Each time I read this book its descriptions of characters, food and especially homes enthrall me. As this tale doesn’t use a lot of adventure, the animals’ wide personalities help to keep it alive! The glorious use of personification has really hooked me. For instance, the kind and amiable Mr. Badger actually fighting with a sword! You could not, should not, would not miss out on reading this story. Though I admit that this isn’t exactly a Hitler’s Angel (which you can read my review on) kind of book with tons of adventure, Mr Toad‘s funny and conceited personality is enough to have you in stitches, even in the hospital! If you do read this book, (which I really hope you will) then I hope you enjoy it as much as I have when I read it time and time again.
2 thoughts on “The Wind In The Willlows by Kenneth Grahame”
Thank you for writing such a wonderful review! It reminded me of how much I enjoyed the book when I read it to my daughter many years ago!
As you say, the animal characters are so charming!
Hi Maya, I love your blog! Your review of Wind in the Willows was so perceptive… Have you seen the BBC film version too? It makes us laugh as much as the book. How wonderful to have a blog like this… Eliza will love it.
Thank you for sharing your recommendations!