By Kenneth Grahame illustrated by Tasha Tudor
Pages 255 Ages 9+
Published in by 1960 by The World Publishing Company
This story is about a mole and a water-rat living together by the river. They meet a toad and a badger when they were living there. The toad mostly got into a lot of trouble from crashing his wagon to stealing motor cars. The badger was friendly, but didn’t really like society too much. Over time the badger, water-rat, and mole tried to tell the toad to stop wasting his money because he was buying motor cars and kept crashing them so he’d have to pay the hospital fees. The other animals tried to keep an eye on Toad but when he escaped unnoticed, he got into a whole lot of trouble. When Toad returned he found out that there was even more trouble at his house, Toad Hall.
This book is excellent, exciting, and adventurous. The book shows how great it is to have good friends. The book has older language (it was originally written in 1908!) so if you are a young kid who is advanced in reading the book is challenging because of the language and there is no real scary parts.
Now I see why so many people recommended this book to me!