Rat and Mole enjoy the warm welcome of Badger who offers them lots of comfort and reassurance – and shares the food supplies he keeps in his underground labyrinth, which is full of pleasant surprises. Soon, though, they have to go home where another surprise awaits them: Toad has gone mad. Mad for speed, engines and the smell of oil and petrol: in other words he is motorcar mad. To make the impetuous amphibian see sense, his friends take a tough stance. But will that be enough? Adapted by Michel Plessix.