My spouse was unimpressed with my dalliance with the Moomins and insisted that I would be better served with The Wind in the Willows
and with Winnie the Pooh
. I read the former a couple of months ago, and now I've done Pooh. Well, it's charming and all the old stories I remember from when I was a kid. But I don't think it's retained its charm as much as has The Wind in the Willows
, and I'm not sure it's any more charming than the Moomin stories. I would, however, love to be reading this to my 5-year-old grandson, if only I could get him to sit still for a few minutes.