This one took us awhile. The language was difficult. Many words I don't even know, and single sentences with such detail it was sometimes to hard to even know what was being talked about. The overall story itself was enjoyable though so we plodded along. The chapters were kind of long, each telling of an adventure with the characters Mole, Toad, Water Rat, and Badger. Definitely a book of adventure, friendship, companionship, and loyalty, despite the personality differences that the characters had with one another.
Aside from the wordy language the one other thing I disliked about the book was the frequent usage of the A-S-S word, in actual context like "stop being such an #&*" and I sometimes struggled to find a different word to replace it with on the spot. lol
Would maybe recommend for slightly older kids.