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

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Peggy Fortnum's wonderful illsutrations are accompanied by lines from various Paddington books by Michael Bond. My son has a 'My First Paddington' gifted by some lovely friends and a Paddington car seat toy which he has found variously amusing and terrifying. For the last 37 years of his life Michael Bond lived in London, not far from Paddington Station where it all began. To quote Bond further, 'Although [Paddington's] head is often in the clouds, he has his feet firmly on the ground and he has a strong sense of right and wrong.

This book is a sweet compilation of gentle thoughts and words to live by from the books, reminding us to be innocently wise and kind and well-intentioned just like Paddington Brown, even though the results may be mixed. Biography: Michael Bond was born in Newbury, Berkshire on 13 January 1926 and educated at Presentation College, Reading. 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. 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.

But while it would be easy for Paddington to have become hopelessly dated, instead he seems to represent us at our best. He served in the Royal Air Force and the British Army before working as a cameraman for BBC TV for 19 years. During World War II Michael Bond served in both the Royal Air Force and the Middlesex Regiment of the British Army. We bought it for a couple of friends for Christmas and I had a flick through to check the content was good enough! He takes delight in the small things, he is always grateful, he gives everything his best shot, he is unfailingly polite.

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. Both pictures and words could be used as starting points for chatting with young children about the importance of being kind, just like Paddington.

How To Be More Paddington: A Book Of Kindness by Michael Bond is a perfect book for anyone of any age who loves Paddington – and who can resist that little face? I must admit that Paddington Brown really does hold a special place in my heart so this book could not be more perfect. Je suis contente d'avoir enfin découvert un morceau l'œuvre originale i Plus les illustrations sont très sympa. 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!

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