Evan’s ESS = 7 out of 10
Erin’s ESS = out of 10
Content = G (Intense Animal Drama, Cross-Dressing Amphibians, Speed Addiction)
"I'm going to make an animal out of you, my boy!"
Why: Ah, what a lovely tale of adventure, innocence and friendship. For countless readers this book conjures pleasant images of a bygone era and serves as a fond reminder of childhood. For us however, The Wind in the Willows stands as one of those books we missed in our youth and therefore provides us with zero preconceived ideas. We’re not really sure where we’re going with this, but we’re now caught in a reflective mood. Okay, it’s passed. Onto the review...
The Wind in the Willows tells of the exploits of Mole, Ratty, Mr. Toad, and several other unique animals. Their adventures together are as infamous as Mr. Toad is vain. Actually, most of the exploits are centered on Mr. Toad’s wildly eccentric behavior. What else would you expect from an amphibian with a fascination for automobiles and speed? One in such circumstances can only hope to have as caring and thoughtful friends as Mole and Ratty. Plus, all’s well that ends well, right? Not that this novel ends well... although we’re not saying it doesn’t either.
We’re curious to hear what others thought of this novel, especially those who read it in their youth.