Here is a delightful re-telling of one of Britain’s best-loved books, aimed at younger children but also providing a treat for Grahame’s established legion of fans of all ages. This verse rendition of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows is the perfect introduction to a story which has enchanted generations of readers with its timeless evocation of ‘life along the river bank’.
Mole was working very hard
With duster, pail and mop,
When a tired back and aching arms
Encouraged him to stop.
‘Blow and bother, drat it all!
I’ve had enough of this.
If I spring clean the whole day long
I don’t know what I’ll miss.’