How to Be More Paddington: A Book of Kindness: The perfect gift for fans of Paddington

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How to Be More Paddington: A Book of Kindness: The perfect gift for fans of Paddington

How to Be More Paddington: A Book of Kindness: The perfect gift for fans of Paddington

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This wonderful book is nothing less than absolutely delightful and I believe that everybody could afford to Be More Paddington.

Michael Bond was born in Newbury, Berkshire on 13 January 1926 and educated at Presentation College, Reading. Explore Paddington's unique and universal take on life in this very special collection of warm words about friendship, love, laughter and kindness. I have read this by myself and also with my two year old; it is a gift to the both of us and one to be treasured always. Featuring the wonderful words of Michael Bond and beautifully illustrated by Peggy Fortnum, every page contains an uplifting message or lesson that everybody could do well to learn from. Biography: Michael Bond was born in Newbury, Berkshire on 13 January 1926 and educated at Presentation College, Reading.I have gathered up postcard images of some of my favourite Fortnum illustrations but it is wonderful to finally have them in one place. During World War II Michael Bond served in both the Royal Air Force and the Middlesex Regiment of the British Army. Paddington was brought up to show good manners and he will not engage with those who fail to treat him with the same - he knows how to employ a good Hard Stare. Michael Bond never thought of writing for children but, after producing a number of short stories and radio plays, his agent suggested that he adapt a television play for children. From arriving in London and winning the hearts of the Brown family, to sharing elevenses with Mr Gruber and lending a paw around the neighbourhood, he always tries to do his very best for others… even if there are a few well-intentioned mishaps along the way!

Indeed, so many of the values and points of manners which are so important to Paddington feel like they belong to a different age. Explore Paddington’s unique and universal take on life in this very special collection of warm words about friendship, family, love, laughter … and everything in between. Tiny books of potted quotes from various pieces of classic literature are ten a penny, particularly if the characters originate from the Hundred Acre Wood. Now you can learn life lessons from the much-loved bear from Darkest Peru, in this uplifting collection of quotations from the enduringly popular books by Michael Bond, with beautiful illustrations by the original Paddington illustrator, Peggy Fortnum. It had been a lot of hard work but he was glad it had all been worthwhile—even if there was a lot of mess to clear up.From winning the hearts of the Brown family, to sharing elevenses with Mr Gruber and lending a paw around the neighbourhood, Paddington always tries to do his very best for others…even if there are a few well-intentioned mishaps along the way! He could have learnt a great deal from Paddington with his kindness, humility and high moral standards. Bond also wrote culinary mystery stories for adults featuring Monsieur Pamplemousse and his faithful bloodhound, Pommes Frites. But while it would be easy for Paddington to have become hopelessly dated, instead he seems to represent us at our best. This will be what I turn to when in need of cheering up, or in need of comfort, and who else to provide this but Paddington himself?

I recognised images that clearly accompanied stories from my son's own collection - I do understand why publishers felt the need to modernise. He was the creator of Paddington Bear and wrote about the adventures of a guinea pig named Olga da Polga, as well as the animated BBC TV series The Herbs. I must admit that Paddington Brown really does hold a special place in my heart so this book could not be more perfect. The illustrations of Peggy Fortnum are charming and took me right back to my first encounter with the illustrious ursine fifty years ago. Both pictures and words could be used as starting points for chatting with young children about the importance of being kind, just like Paddington.Over the past few years of seeking out Paddington stories for my own child, I have found the newer R W Alley illustrations strangely jarring - this is not the bear that I grew up with. This lovely hardback book all about the adorable paddington bear is wonderful, the pictures some in colour some just sketches and little phrases and sayings from the sweet bear himself little words of wisdom, I highly recommend this book for all paddington fans!



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