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The edition you'll want for its illustrations.
on 23 September 2002
I've forgotten many of the books I delighted in as a child, but this handsome hardback volume caught my eye, reminding me of that past world. Although I still have my original paperback, I just could'nt resist Inga Moore's illustrations - who could? There are plenty of them, printed on quality paper, conjuring up the safety and warmth of Mr Badger's underground kitchen, the tranquility of Toad Hall, sited in quiet elegance on the edge of a backwater or the eerie solitude of Mole's abandoned dwelling broken by shy, giggling field-mice in their red woolen scarves. Forget today's insipid creations and expensive merchandise, they will never be as enjoyable as contemplating two young hedgehogs eating porridge from wooden bowls or the embarassment of ferrets that don't wash their clothes regularly.
Oh, and children will love it, too!