Paddington Helps Out
“Oh dear,” said Paddington, as everyone turned to look at him accusingly. “I’m in trouble again.” Somehow trouble comes naturally to Paddington.
What other bear could upset the whole cinema by standing on his seat to boo the ‘bad guy’ in the cowboy film? Or drip ice-cream on the people down below? Or flood the launderette and saw Mr Curry’s kitchen into little pieces? Only Paddington! But when Paddington’s head is so full of ideas, some things are bound to go wrong!
About the author
Michael Bond was born in Newbury, Berkshire on 13 January 1926 and educated at Presentation College, Reading. He served in the Royal Air Force and the British Army before working as a cameraman for BBC TV for 19 years. In 2015, Michael was awarded a CBE for his services to children’s literature, to add to the OBE he received in 1997. Michael died in 2017, leaving behind one of the great literary legacies of our time.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
This charming kids’ book leaves no doubt as to why Michael Bonds’ series—about a bear from darkest Peru who’s adopted by the Brown family at 32 Windsor Gardens in London—has achieved classic status. Whether he’s experiencing his first picnic on the river or cooking dinner for his sick adoptive parents, Paddington’s childlike curiosity and false confidence make him immensely lovable. Plus, Bonds’ writing is crisp and lively, a delight to read out loud.