You’ll never forget Mr. Toad, Ratty and Badger

  • “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame

Happy Holidays, everyone!

One of our best memories as a child is a parent reading “Wind In The Willows” at bedtime, falling asleep to the antics and adventures of four friends; Mr. Toad, Mole, Ratty, and Badger.

This timeless classic has spoken to every generation regardless of changes that occur in our world. “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame, explores our society, but instead of people, the characters are forest animals that inhabit this world, to allow the imagination to freely enjoy their adventures.

The sheer variety of stories and situations that these four very different friends get themselves into has charmed readers for many decades. In fact, “The Wind in the Willows” has never actually ever been out of print!

For those that remember this book, this is a great time during the holiday season to share this story with others who have yet to discover the memorable charm of its tale. Who can forget Mr. Toad and his irascible arrogance which gets him and his friends into all sorts of quandaries? Or the fun and lively conversations the four have by the river during their picnic lunches?

Renown artist Robert Ingpen has created an incredible array of beautiful illustrations that capture this timeless story’s most memorable moments, with imagery full of subtlety and atmosphere… as if the artist himself had been privy to the happenings of the story itself! As a storybook, these glossy illustrated pages are sure to capture their imaginations while these adventures burn into their memories as they are yawning to stay awake for just one more word.

Presented in a quality hardcover format, this edition of “The Wind in the Willows” will be a treasured gift forever!

Pick up this cherished masterpiece and give them the memory of Mr. Toad’s wild ride!

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Ed and Cynthia Justus are owners of The Bookstore in Hanapepe.

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