It book #6 : The wind in the willows

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It book #6 : The wind in the willows.

This is one of my favorite children’s books! I love reading it again and again with my children. When the Scottish writer Kenneth Grahame wrote it in 1908, he created the first children’s book with anthropomorphised animals. It’s now a classic!

The Wind in the Willows is a very complete story for all children, whatever age and gender. We follow four friends’ adventures along the Thames Valley : Mole, Ratty, Badger and Toat. It talks about friendship, envy, selfishness… with a mix of adventures and psychological painting. All that with a great deal of humour and laughter !

Ah, we also have to talk about Inga Moore’s poetic illustrations which depict a charming Thames Valley and lovely English places from the beginning of the 20th century.

We particularly love at home the adventures of Toat, after he escaped from prison. Lots of adventures, humour and suspense which makes Toat one of the most appealing characters of the story!

Well, as you may have understood, we really love this book. And you, have you ever read it? Are you eager to?

To be read with  your kid from 5 years-old. Children alone from 8 years-old.

Have a lovely week!

Emilie.

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