The Wind in the Willows is a classic of children’s literature by Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. Many of us are familiar with the story. The main characters are: Mole, Ratty (a water vole) , Mr. Toad and Mr. Badget. But there is also Otter and Portly, The Gaoler’s Daughter, The Chief Weasel and others.

See Mole, Ratty , Mr. Toad and Mr. Badget  beautifully illustrated by Erik Krenz ↓

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This year Penguin launched a book cover competition for art and design students. The idea was for each participant to submit a book cover design for The Wind in the Willows. Here are some of the wonderful submissions for you to enjoy:

by Charlie Davis ↓

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by Rebeka Molnar ↓

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by Nabaa Baqir ↓

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by Tom Garland ↓

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by Jennifer Harland ↓

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by Rachel Maria Smith ↓

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by Michael Donovan ↓

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by Luke Bamptom ↓

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by Clare Corfield Carr ↓

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by Emma Moles ↓

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by Rebecca Williams ↓

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by Kirsty Botham ↓

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by Stephen Embleton ↓

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by Claire Deacon ↓

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by Alexandra Tully ↓

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by Mia Tivey ↓

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by Emma Hobson ↓

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by Emma Rawson ↓

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by Fiona Stapleton ↓

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by Chloe Price ↓

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These covers show you the beauty of  individual creative expression. All the artists worked around the same theme, but each product is unique because it carries the creator’s personality. 

The winner of this contest will be announced on Wednesday, June 19th. But to me, they are all winners 🙂

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UPDATE: To see the winners of this contest, click HERE.

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