"There is nothing- absolutely nothing-  half so much worth doing  as simply messing about in boats."  -Ratty said to Mole in Kenneth Grahame's, The Wind in the Willows.

"There is nothing- absolutely nothing- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." -Ratty said to Mole in Kenneth Grahame's, The Wind in the Willows.

Circa 1550, An old man penetrating the earth’s firmament to see the workings of the universe beyond. Original Artwork: An illustration from a sixteenth century German book, entitled ‘Imaginative representation of the Cosmos in the Middle Ages’. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Circa 1550, An old man penetrating the earth’s firmament to see the workings of the universe beyond. Original Artwork: An illustration from a sixteenth century German book, entitled ‘Imaginative representation of the Cosmos in the Middle Ages’. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard

On the agenda: British illustration; Cirque du Soleil;

{The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh}  We started reading this with our girls who are five and six last month.  Do you have any other fun "starter" chapter books with images?

{The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh} We started reading this with our girls who are five and six last month. Do you have any other fun "starter" chapter books with images?

Does it get much better than the beautiful watercolours that filled the story books of my childhood ... I think not!!! Wind in the Willows - Ratty Lifestyle!

Does it get much better than the beautiful watercolours that filled the story books of my childhood ... I think not!!! Wind in the Willows - Ratty Lifestyle!

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