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Paddington Bear Paperback – Illustrated, 2 Aug 1999
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A delightfully illustrated new version of the original Paddington Bear story to celebrate its fortieth birthday. Forty years ago, a small bear from darkest Peru set out on an adventure. Carrying a battered suitcase containing several jars of marmalade and wearing a label round his neck that read "Please look after this bear", he stowed away on a ship bound for England. When he arrived at Paddington Station, the little bear was discovered by Mr and Mrs Brown who immediately christened him Paddington after the station and took him home with them. And there he has lived ever since. Paddington Bear continues to charm readers worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures. --Philippa Reece --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Praise for the Paddington series:
‘I’ve always had great respect for Paddington…He is a British institution.’ Stephen Fry
‘Paddington has joined Pooh as one of the great bears of English children’s literature.’ The Teacher
‘Michael Bond’s accident-prone bear…has become one of the most enduring of children’s characters.’ The Bookseller--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
'Paddington' tells the story of how Mr and Mrs Brown find our favourite stowaway near the left luggage office at a London station, and take him home to become part of their family. For those familiar with the original series of books by Michael Bond, the tale is essentially an abridged version of the first two chapters of 'A Bear Called Paddington' ('Please Look After This Bear' and 'A Bear in Hot Water').
The book is beautifully illustrated by RW Alley. It's not an especially quick read, so it won't suit toddlers with very short attention spans, but it's great if you are starting to progress towards picture books with a more developed narrative than just one or two sentences per page.
I have a lovely time sharing this story with my daughter. In many ways, Paddington is like furry toddler - he gets sticky eating buns, makes a big soapy mess in the bathroom, and then falls asleep in the chair - so there's plenty for her to identify with and laugh about. We've also bought another book in this series - 'Paddington in the Garden' - and both are favourites at story time!
This review refers to the paperback edition of 'Paddington' published by Harper Collins Children's Books in 2007.
Please buy the paper or board version of this book and stay awY from the kindle version.
It is only the first chapter of the original first book though and therefore only suitable for younger children (under 8). The original first book had 8 chapters, each of which has now been turned in to a short story and book of its own. The combined 8 chapters are more suitable for older readers aged 8 and up but this is only really suitable for under the younger reader as it has limited words, although Paddington, in my view, is suitable for all ages!
Would make a nice keep sake/collection item.
This format, where you get one story per book with lots of excellent illustrations is great for younger readers as well, as they can begin to read for themselves.
We've since bought "Paddington in the Garden" and "Paddington at the Zoo", and I'm sure there will be more to follow as well.
The illustrations are lovely and there is just enough text on each page.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book just a shame the condition is not new as described and not suitable as a Christmas gift :( How can we resolve Amazon?Published 3 months ago by bookreader
Quick delivery and a lovely new book to read with my class next term.Published 3 months ago by SFrisby
I can't wait to read this with my Grandson. But will have to wait as it's one of his Christmas presentsPublished 3 months ago by Frances J Norris
Timeless tale of a bear in search of happiness and marmalade.Published 5 months ago by Miss Isobel Derbyshire
Love this book. Bought for some friends in Australia. Arrived in great condition.Published 5 months ago by Rachel
Mis-sold by Amazon. 3 stars for the fact that it's Paddington, Should be 0 stars because I can't actually read the book. This book will not work on a standard Kindle. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer