A BEAR CALLED PADDINGTON by Michael Bond

A BEAR CALLED PADDINGTON

KIRKUS REVIEW

English children have been acquainted with Paddington for some time and love the small bear who was taught by his aunt in Darkest Peru to speak English- but apparently wasn't taught how to live in polite society. Now for the first time, Paddington is being introduced to American children. Utter and lovable nonsense this- but somehow one reads with enchantment and credulity about Paddington and his marmalade, Paddington and the sticky cream buns, Paddington and a succession of mishaps, all in good faith. It's all very English- but then so are Alice and Mary Poppins and Peter Pan and a host of other favorites of makebelieve. Illustrated in line by Peggy Fortnum. This is the sort of book best shared in a family read aloud.

Pub Date: Sept. 14th, 1960
ISBN: 0618150714
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin