Mole decides he has had enough of spring cleaning for the day and bolts out of his house looking for fun and adventure. He quickly finds it in the form of the Water Rat who takes him boating and introduces him to the mysteries of life on the river and the Wild Wood. He also meets Ratty’s good friends: the kindly, solid Badger and the irrepressible Toad. Soon, the quartet’s escapades – including car crashes, a sojourn in jail, and a fierce battle with the weasles who try to take over Toad Hall – become the talk of the animal kingdom! A wonderful adventure filled with humour and friendship.