The Open Road (The Wind in the Willows Series #2)

The Open Road (The Wind in the Willows Series #2)

by Kenneth Grahame, Ann Iosa
     
 

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Happy young passengers will join the continuing adventures of Mole, Rat, and Toad as they hit the road in Toad’s brand new, brightly colored cart. It has all the comforts of home, and Toad loves it very much. But as they make their way, a honking vehicle even better, newer, and faster than a cart comes along!

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Happy young passengers will join the continuing adventures of Mole, Rat, and Toad as they hit the road in Toad’s brand new, brightly colored cart. It has all the comforts of home, and Toad loves it very much. But as they make their way, a honking vehicle even better, newer, and faster than a cart comes along!

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School Library Journal
Gr 1-4Mole and Rat join Toad on an adventure by caravan wagon, Toad's newest fad. They are run off the road by a motorcar and the impulsive Toad, undaunted, unabashedly admits to a new fad, motorcars. An excerpt of chapter two from Grahame's classic, this humorous fantasy with large, bright, lively watercolors is an excel lent read aloud and introduction to the classic. Some influence of Ernest H. Shepard's original illustrations is evi dent. Toad Hall is a stately mansion, and the characters are dressed as prop er Englishmen. This edition is compa rable to yet distinctively different from The Open Road (Scribners, 1980), illus trated by Beverly Gooding. Gooding's characters appear more like their real animal counterparts, and the watercol or and ink illustrations are darker, earthier, and richer. Delacre's illustra tions are lighter, brighter, and airier. Delacre's whimsical Toad is wartless, attractive, and frog-like, just as Rat is pudgier and mouse-like. However, their well-defined comic personalities and emotions show forth in the illustra tions.Jean Gaffney, Dayton and Montgomery County Pub. Lib., Ohio

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402732942
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Series:
Wind in the Willows Series, #2
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
925,743
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
440L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

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