PADDINGTON HELPS OUT by Michael Bond

PADDINGTON HELPS OUT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

British children have delighted in the antics of Paddington, the English speaking bear, long before he was introduced to us in A Bear Called Paddington (Aug. 15, 1960). Now the well meaning topsy turvy pet of 32 Windsor Gardens is back again cavorting through another series of typically Paddington capers. Whether on a picnic in the park, at an auction sale in an antique shop, on a visit to the Podium Super Cinema, in a Launderette, or dining out on his birthday in a fancy restaurant, Paddington's efforts to help others, or to deal with the barrier set up by a very human British environment, are as original and entertaining as the sincere little ""monster"" himself. Paddington's world accepts a talking bear but does not accept his gaucheries in polite society; thus the inconsistency here is the tour de force of some very English farce.

Pub Date: Aug. 15th, 1961
ISBN: 061819679X
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin