Reviews for Wind in the Willows
Horn Book Guide Reviews 2012 Fall
A classic of English literature, the story of four animal friends--Mole, Ratty, Badger, and Mr. Toad--and their riverside adventures receives lavish, naturalistic illustrative treatment. Rendered in dusky greens, earthy browns, and firelit golds, the full-page paintings and spot art perfectly capture slightly sinister woodland environs and cozy underground interiors. Less anthropomorphized than in other illustrated editions, these animals still brim with personality.