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Paddington Bear Paperback – Illustrated, 2 Aug 1999

4.7 out of 5 stars 114 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Age Range: 7 - 9 years
  • Publisher: Picture Lions; New edition edition (2 Aug. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0006647162
  • ISBN-13: 978-0006647164
  • Product Dimensions: 22.2 x 22.2 x 0.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,565,354 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.

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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.

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Format: Paperback
Paddington of course, is the cutest bear around! The story of how the Brown's found him in the station is simply delightful. It is a clearly written, beautifully illustrated book for the entire family and who could resist the little tag around his neck that says "Please look after this bear. Thank you." Our two year old loves this tale and so do we.
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Format: Paperback
One of my fondest childhood memories is of watching Paddington on the television, and listening to the sublime tones of Michael Hordern recounting his adventures. When looking for a new book to entertain my two-year-old daughter, I was delighted to find this new edition, specially produced for very young children.

'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.
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This book is the first two chapters of the very first Paddington book. It is an absolutely delightful story and has been wonderfully illustrated. For me, these pictures are the definitive Paddington. However the kindle version is an outrage. The illustrations are distorted and cut down in a nonsensical way. Most of the pictures fail to illustrate the story because the main action is missing for example a picture of a flight of stairs with Paddington, fresh from his bath, is cut down to just the flight of stairs - no Paddington.

Please buy the paper or board version of this book and stay awY from the kindle version.
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Format: Hardcover
This is a lovely little book, nicely put together and well illustrated in the original style.

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.
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Format: Paperback
We bought this book for our 6-year-old son last Christmas and he loves it. It's just so much fun to share a book with him that we remember fondly from childhood and find that it's still as enjoyable as ever for all of us.

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.
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I really enjoyed reading this introduction to Paddington Bear with my four year old grandson. Constant repetition got him very familiar with the story and he particularly enjoyed Paddington's accident with the cream cakes and the fiasco in the bathroom. The story book helped him to understand scenes in the DVD too.
The illustrations are lovely and there is just enough text on each page.
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Downloaded this as I was babysitting. The children loved the story and so did I but the pictures were cropped appallingly! This was to my iPad on the Kindle app and I was very disappointed as I had to explain the pictures from my memory (last time I'd read the book was as a child myself!) stick to the hard copy DO NOT DOWNLOAD TO IPAD OR KINDLE
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Format: Hardcover
My son has recently become enthusiastic about Paddington after it was a topic in his classroom.I purchased this book for him and he is one happy little boy! It arrived very quickly and was well packaged.The seller(along side Amazon) sent me a courteous email to let me know that the book had been dispatched, which I thought added an extra thoughtfulness.I would definitely recommend this seller to all! Thank you!
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