This is perhaps my favorite book of all time. This version stays fairly close to the book, although much is skipped over for time purposes. The incredible lyricism of the book is almost entirely lost in this rendition, unfortunately. However, Matt Lucas' Toad is, if possible, even funnier than in the book. Side splittingly, tear jerkingly funny. He is a joy to watch. I was disappointed that they completely glossed over my favorite chapter of the book - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, but that might be hard to do justice in video/film form. Suitable for kids, adults will be disappointed if looking for a dramatic masterpiece. If you haven't read the book - do so. If you've read it to your kids, they will enjoy this video.