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CLIP 14277

The Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Grahame with Kieron Richardson

The Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Grahame with Kieron Richardson
Key Info
  • The Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Grahame with Kieron Richardson
  • Duration: 05:55
  • Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson reads extracts from The Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Grahame, explaining why it's his favourite children's book, how it captured his imaginations and why he loves to read. The real and animated worlds collide to reveal the wonder that is contained within the book. We hear Kieron compare his own life in the city to the wild and wonderful adventures of Toad, Ratty, Mole and Badger and how the book transported him to, and made him feel at home amongst, the flora and fauna of the countryside. First broadcast in the Learning Zone on BBC2 as part of the programme 'Bringing books to life' in October 2012.
  • Subject:



    Stories: Traditional and Fairy Stories

  • Keywords: BringingBooksToLife, books, stories, animation, reading, imagination, storytelling, story, reader, kenneth grahame, the wind in the willows, toad, mole, rat, badger, writer, reader, presenter, read, kieron richardson, actor, novel, hollyoaks
Ideas for use in class
  • Can be used in illustrating the work of Kenneth Grahame. Can be used to encourage viewers to explore and develop their own taste in books. Can be used to highlight the huge range of reading experiences available to young people. Can be used to explore how students imagine and interpret the books they have read.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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