Author(s): Roger McGough
A witty and mischievous tale inspired by The Wind in the Willows, from renowned poet Roger McGough.
Mr Toad has a shiny gold coin. He gives it to Miss Mole to pay for a room in her hotel. Now Miss Mole can pay Sam Stoat for painting the hotel, and Sam Stoat can pay back Mr Badger ... until the coin might just end up back where it started!
From renowned poet Roger McGough and Kate Greenaway Medal winner Mini Grey, this is an inspired and witty tale featuring beloved characters from The Wind in the Willows.
Lucy Bailey's Review:
Mr Toad drives up to The Tree house Hotel in his shiny red car and pays for a room with a big gold coin. Now Miss Lavender Mole can pay Sam Stoat for painting the hotel door (although she'd much rather have high tea at the Ritz). Then Sam can pay Badger who can pay Walter Water Rat who can pay the Otters who can pay the Weasels. Until Mr Toad turns up wanting his coin back...
Inspired by The Wind in the Willows, the always brilliant Roger McGough brings us a tale of forest finances. It's a great way of exploring how money works and the twist in the tale will lead to all manner of questions - like, what on earth is money anyway?? The twist comes after the end of the story in a four page extract from "The Wild Wood Bugle" filled with the most delightful puns.
Money-Go-Round can be read as a simple woodland story to 4+ and used to explore our financial system with much older children.