By Roger McGough
Illustrated by Mini Grey

A witty and mischievous tale inspired by The Wind in the Willows, from renowned poet Roger McGough.

Mr Toad has a shiny gold coin. He gives it to Miss Mole to pay for a room in her hotel. Now Miss Mole can pay Sam Stoat for painting the hotel, and Sam Stoat can pay back Mr Badger ... until the coin might just end up back where it started! From renowned poet Roger McGough and Kate Greenaway Medal winner Mini Grey, this is an inspired and witty tale featuring beloved characters from The Wind in the Willows.

  • A humorous story that entertains on many levels, with a light-hearted commentary on the nature of money.
  • Starring familiar characters from The Wind in the Willows in a richly-imagined world, with an "epilogue" told through the articles and adverts of the Wild Woods' local newspaper, adding an extra level of fun detail that rewards re-reading.
  • Roger McGough is a celebrated and well-known cultural figure, and Mini Grey is a prolific author-illustrator of picture books and a Kate Greenaway Medal winner. This is their first collaboration.

About the author

Roger McGough is a renowned and award-winning poet, playwright, broadcaster and children's author. One of the leading members of the influential Liverpool poets that came to prominence in the 1960s, he has been appointed a CBE, honorary fellow of Liverpool John Moores University and President of the Poetry Society. He lives in London.

About the illustrator

Mini Grey was given her name after being born in a Mini in a car park in Wales. She is the author and illustrator of a number of books for children, and has won the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and the Nestle Smarties Book Prize. She studied at Brighton College of Art and now lives in Oxford.

ISBN: 9781406381351
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: February 1, 2020
Dimensions: 270 x 230mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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