The Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Grahame, Grahame Baker-Smith (Illustrations)
5 out of 5 stars
I adore this book! It is one of my favorite classics to reread. There is something so enchanting about Mole and Rat, Toad and Badger, and all the animal folk. Every time I read it, I am swept away into the exciting world of the River.
When I received this beautiful Templar edition in the mail, I literally started crying because the book is so beautiful. The cloth-bound green cover perfectly captures the peaceful mood of a breezy day boating on the River. I love the gorgeous gold foiling on the cover. It’s so tactile! I want to run my fingers over it, feeling the embossed edges of the ripples in the water, but I don’t want to mess it up by handling it too much.
And the inside is just as gorgeous! The endpapers are a pretty green with patterns of willow branches. Every couple of pages throughout the story, there is another delightful illustration bringing the story to life.
I love the beautiful art style in this edition! Each scene is delicately designed, and I love the sweet characters of Mole and Rat. It perfectly captures the way I imagine the animal characters in my imagination. I am absolutely entranced looking through the book at all the art work. Every page is full of color and vibrancy. You can feel the emotions of the story through the illustrations, whether the scene is peaceful, dangerous, or exciting.
This would be the perfect gift for a fan of Wind in the Willows who wants to own a pretty edition, or for someone who is reading this classic for the first time!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.