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The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame

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Kenneth Grahame was born in Scotland in 1859 and wrote several children’s books and novels. His most famous book was The Wind in the Willows, published in 1908, which has established itself as one of the most popular children’s books ever written. It started as a short bedtime story for his son’s fourth birthday, written in several letters. The popularity of the book also shows in its numerous movie adaptations.

The Wind in the Willows is a fun children’s story about animals with very human traits and the adventures they get up to. It’s more suited for boys than girls, in my opinion, and is perfect to read aloud at bedtime. There are more adult layers to the story, turning it from a boring, predictable children’s book to a book even adults who read it to their children can enjoy. There is, of course, a moral to the story and it’s just a lovely little children’s book. The book itself has also been published in too many versions to count, each one with more lovely drawings than the other.

Have you read The Wind in the Willows? Or did you see one of the several movie adaptations? You’re welcome to let me know in the comments!

Happy reading,

Loes M.

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