The Open Road and Other Silly Stories
Through an excerpt from Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows titled "The Open Road," readers meet talking animals and consider life on the road. High-spirited dialogue and vivid descriptions transport readers into Grahame's world of silly Toad, Mole, and Rat. Other funny tales engage readers' imagination, such as "The Inchcape Rock," "The Cat and the Mouse" and "Why the Bear Is Stumpy-Tailed," in addition to demonstrating storytelling consistent with the standards in the Common Core language arts curriculum. Full-color illustrations make each story all the more amusing and fun.