Friday, 7 November 2014

The Adventures of Mr. Toad by Tom Moorhouse and David Roberts 

This is a charming introduction to The Wind and The Willows that develops the story of Mr Toad across key plot points of the well-loved stories. The illustrations are fairly love/hate depending on how well acquainted you are with the original texts - I think they are different and stylised enough to stand apart from the originals. 

Best bits: I love the way that the eponymous willows are illustrated in this book and Mr. Toad's cross-dressing, as ever.

Worst bits: The mouths and eyes of the characters are slightly nightmarish.

Buy the book from the Oxford University Press website here.

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