Mole is a good-natured, home-loving mole, who has never gone anywhere. But one Spring he gets so sick of cleaning his home that he abandons everything and ventures out into the world. He soon meets a friendly rat, who shows him the Thames and introduces him to variety of whimsical characters.
Like some of the best children's classics - 'Alice in Wonderland', 'Winnie the Pooh' and 'Peter Pan' - 'The Wind in the Willows' (1908) started as adult simply inventing stories to tell a child. In 1949 it inspired the Disney movie, 'The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad'.