The Wind in the Willows is a children's novel by Kenneth Grahame, first published in . Mr. Toad: The wealthy scion of Toad Hall who inherited his wealth from his late father. .. Fictional frogs and toads · Fictional mice and rats · Fictional moles · Fictional otters · Fictional weasels · Children's novels about animals. Had anyone suggested to Kenneth Grahame that his charming account of the antics of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad would still be a literary. From writing letters to going swimming, telling stories to finding lost buttons, Frog and Toad are always there.