Author : Michael Bond
Illustrator: R.W. Alley
BUY – Paddington
Polite, perky and Peruvian, this little bear is still munching marmalade and drinking tea the good old-fashioned English way. Paddington meets the Brown family in this revised edition of the original 1972 publication.
R.W Alley the fourth and current illustrator of the Paddington series, captures Paddington’s personality beautifully in this light and humorous tale.
This British classic has not lost any of its original charm and readers will want to know more about this adventurous bear who has a knack of getting himself into surprising situations.
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- First published: 13 October 1958 by William Collins & Sons
- Board book: 32 pages
- Publication Date: This edition 6 Jan 2011
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0007366469
- ISBN-13: 978-0007366460
- Age Range: 3-6 years
PADDINGTON BEAR. Watch an adapted version of this book from the 1974 – 1985 TV series.
Michael Bond recalls in his own words how Paddington first came into being:
“I bought a small toy bear on Christmas Eve 1956. I saw it left on a shelf in a London store and felt sorry for it. I took it home as a present for my wife Brenda and named it Paddington as we were living near Paddington Station at the time. I wrote some stories about the bear, more for fun than with the idea of having them published. After ten days I found that I had a book on my hands. It wasn’t written specifically for children, but I think I put into it the kind things I liked reading about when I was young.”