Originally published in 1916, "The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad" is part of the rich heritage of children's nature books left to us by Thornton W. Burgess. This edition includes the original fourteen illustrations. * * * * Old Mr. Toad is acting strangely, and his behavior puzzles his friends in the Green Meadow. He is in a hurry, and Old Mr. Toad never hurries unless he is in danger. But this time he says he has a very important engagement. See what Jimmy Skunk, Peter Cottontail, Billy Possum, and some of the other animals discover as they secretly follow him. * * * * And then Peter Cottontail meets Mr. Toad's children, is amazed at his unusual tongue, and accidentally offends Mr. Toad! But that's not all, Mr. Toad gets a scare, and then makes friends with Buster Bear, but at the expense of the rest of his friends. How does all this turn out? * * * * Young readers travel to the timeless world of the Green Forest and Smiling Pool. Gentle lessons about nature, the environment, and the "lesser folk of fur and feathers" for today's young readers and listeners.