I remember as a child being enchanted by this story and the poetic telling and value character development that has stayed with me over the years. I wanted to pass this onto my grandchildren. The hidden strength of Mole, the soundness of Ratty, the leadership and strength of Badger, the consequences of being a follower of fashion and fun like Toad, the perfidy of the weasels and the denizens of the Wild Wood. So formative and fun filled for children and adult alike. Read properly to or by your grandchildren this saga will stay with them for life.