Read Paddington by Michael Bond R.W. Alley Online


Nearly fifty years ago, a small bear from Darkest Peru set out on an adventure of a lifetime. With nothing but a suitcase, several jars of marmalade, and a label around his neck that read, "Please Look After This Bear," he stowed away on a ship headed for faraway England. When the little bear arrived at London's busy Paddington Station, he was discovered by Mr. and Mrs. BrNearly fifty years ago, a small bear from Darkest Peru set out on an adventure of a lifetime. With nothing but a suitcase, several jars of marmalade, and a label around his neck that read, "Please Look After This Bear," he stowed away on a ship headed for faraway England. When the little bear arrived at London's busy Paddington Station, he was discovered by Mr. and Mrs. Brown. As luck would have it, the Browns were just the sort of people to welcome a lost bear into their family.Paddington Bear has charmed readers worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures. This reissue of the classic story, with new artwork by original artist R. W. Alley, will surely let a whole new generation of children find a home in their hearts for this lovable lost bear....

Title : Paddington
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ISBN : 9780061170744
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
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Paddington Reviews

  • Jason Koivu
    2019-01-09 06:50

    * * *Read & Reviewed by Me & My Niece Emma * * *A classic for the ages!...that completely fell on deaf ears. Perhaps the issue is that the ears are new and not British? I thought this would be a grand hit with my young niece, but it turned out to be a dud. She couldn't get through it quick enough. Granted, there was a swimming pool awaiting with her name on it, but still, I don't think this book would've gone over well even without the extraneous distraction. I was quite looking forward to it, having never read this famed story, but even I have to admit it plodded along rather slowly and with little reward. My British-born friends laughingly call me more "British" than them and since everything about Paddington Bear is very Britishy (even though the bear himself comes from Darkest Peru), I still had to concede to Emma's obvious boredom. Mishaps with tea time jam were the most enjoyment we could wring from this and it just wasn't cutting the mustard...however, if it cut the cheese we would've been rolling on the floor in stitches. Never has Emma pressured me to skip lines and whole pages quite like she did with Paddington, so the needle on the Emma-o-meter never got remotely close to "amused".

  • Manny
    2019-01-18 09:26

    Don't believe everything you read on the Internet, part 94On this page, I recently read, to my considerable surprise, that "There is a large brass statue of Winnie-the-Pooh in Lima, Peru". If only this had been true, it would have been a wonderful trivia question: of course, if there were any large bear statue there, you'd automatically assume it was Paddington. But in fact, a little more googling leaves me more or less certain that it's a hoax. No one who has tried to find evidence for this statue has turned up anything at all.Damn! I feel so gullible. But just to be on the safe side, I'll ask a Peruvian friend if she knows anything about it._____________________________________My Peruvian informant answered promptly:Hahahahaha, nope, we have no Pooh bear in Lima. We have some llamas instead of flames of freedom a funny story...but I can totally confirm that Winnie the Pooh is not venerated /worshiped in my country and have no brass statue.Well, that sounds pretty definite. But I still don't understand why anyone would want to create such a remarkably pointless internet legend...

  • Kathy Davie
    2019-01-06 08:49

    This is a re-issue of the first (and original) A Bear Called Paddington in the Paddington Bear children’s picture book series and revolving around a tiny stowaway of a bear who comes to London.My TakeToo, too cute with a bear who is unfailingly polite. Only. Only I was disappointed with how abruptly the story ended. It felt unfinished.The pictures are amazingly detailed without being overwhelming, and it was sweet how accepting the Browns are of this bear. Even if it can be embarrassing. Or expensive!Bond uses third-person objective point-of-view, as we don’t get into the thoughts of any of the characters.The StoryPoor Mr. Brown goes along with his wife, no matter how embarrassing it is, when she insists on taking this poor bear home.Well, after being raised in Darkest Peru, Paddington gets into all sorts of trouble as he explores an English home from the steam on the bathroom mirror and shaving cream as drawing materials…and trying to get out of a bathtub!The CharactersPaddington Bear was named for the railway station, and he is from Peru. Aunt Lucy brought him up until she had to go into a Home for Retired Bears.Henry and Mary Brown were the first to meet Paddington when they were at the train station to meet their daughter, Judy. Jonathan is their son. Mrs. Bird is their housekeeper.The Cover and TitleThe cover has a warm cream background with a ragged-edge border on both sides and script title in a soft periwinkle blue. The author’s name is at the top in a deep, deep blue with the illustrator’s name at the bottom in the same blue. In between is a short, squat brown bear with a very curious twinkle in his eyes. He’s in a blue winter coat with toggle buttons and a red rain hat, carrying a light brown valise (that will be “wanted on voyage”) and a jar of marmalade. A tag ensures Paddington’s care on his trip as it asks that one “Please look after this bear. Thank You”.The title is Paddington train station…or is it for the bear's name?

  • Gretel
    2018-12-29 04:47

    I'm 29 and this is the first time I've read Paddington.Even though my second home was the town's library and I'm sure that they had Paddington, I never came across this book. I was busy reading maaaany other stories and books that were for older kids. But I bought this book for my youngest nephew today and seized the chance to finally read it!Paddington is one fluffy adorable bear. I love bears. And this bear here is so cute, innocent and dorky, I can only but love him. It almost made me tear up (although that might be partially due to hormones because right before shark week I tend to be very easily saddened...I'm sure some women know what I'm talking about...).It's fantastically illustrated and I love the calmness.But know I need to know his life story! Why Peru? Bears in Peru? I'm so confused and intrigued!Paddington won my heart.

  • Hapzydeco
    2018-12-25 03:24

    Classic Paddington written for the small child in all of us. Marvelous illustrations emphasize the incredible red hat.

  • Cindy
    2019-01-12 06:31

    Charming short version of "A Bear Named Paddington". Probably helps that Paddington's face looks exactly like my adorable Yorkie.

  • Anh
    2018-12-27 07:22

    1. Từ hôm nay ngoại trừ hội mê chim cú, mình sẽ gia nhập thêm hội mê gấu :))2. Sau khi mượn đọc ké, lát nữa tan làm sẽ ra nhà sách tậu 1 cuốn về để dành sau này đọc cho con nghe trước giờ ngủ (trong trường hợp việc lấy chồng có nhiều tín hiệu khả quan) :v :v :v3. Ngoài lề thôi, quận 1 đang mưa quá mưa, sao về??? T.T

  • Joe
    2019-01-03 08:31

    RIP Michael Bond. You brought hours of joy to children around the world, but most importantly - my own.

  • Paul
    2019-01-06 07:21

    A wonderful classic. And with the addition of our own cuddly bear to match it makes a fun read. The bath scene is a dangerous lesson for a three year old though.

  • Книжни Криле
    2019-01-08 08:40

    Мечето Падингтън е един от най-емблематичните герои на британската детска литература! Рунтавият любител на сандвичите с мармалад, създаден от писателя Майкъл Бонд, днес е един от символите на Великобритания, наред с Биг Бен, кралските гвардейци и червените автобуси. По популярност му съперничи единствено Мечо Пух! Макар и вече на близо 60 години, Падингтън винаги запазва присъщата си детска невинност и вродено любопитство. Прочетете интервюто на "Книжни Криле":

  • Christian Krüger
    2018-12-29 08:47

    Also mir war die Figur bis vor ein paar Jahren unbekannt, dann habe ich vor einer Weile den Film gesehen, der in Ordnung war. Nunmehr wollte ich das Buch kennenlernen.Als positiv empfinde ich die Illustrationen, die technisch sehr gut gefertigt in gelungener Weise mit dem Plot interagieren. Jedoch steht für mich das Wort im Vordergrund und damit komme ich zum Negativen. Die einzelnen Geschichten sind schwach geschrieben und handlungsarm, ohne erzählerischen Konflikt. Es ist schlicht langweilig. Die Faszination für die Figur vermag ich leider nicht zuerkennen.

  • Jennifer
    2018-12-29 03:44

    Cute story. No lessons. A lead up to an adventure but he falls asleep.

  • MJ
    2019-01-13 10:46

    Ryan loved when Paddington let the bathtub overflow and made a big mess.

  • Christina
    2019-01-02 07:44

    A classic, and I can see why. Paddington is really cute.

  • Jessica
    2019-01-21 04:36

    Cute book to read with my kids, but wordier than I thought.

  • Jeannette
    2018-12-27 10:32

    Delightful little book!

  • Steph Cherry
    2019-01-08 11:46

    Chayah loved this book. I like that everyone is kind in the book (opposite of the angry dad in the first movies). We are off to procure marmalade.

  • Paige
    2018-12-26 10:29

    Abridged version, loses some of the quaintness.

  • Mrs. Downs
    2019-01-13 07:49

    A simplified story of how the Browns meet Paddington and all the fun they get into.

  • hkaMatthiasn
    2018-12-28 05:46

    PaddingtonMy book that I have just finished reading is entitled Paddington;, it is a book based on the new movie that got released recently, its is a fictional story about a bear with a congruous hat going to London for shelter. Paddington, an intelligent little cub who lives in the darkest of peru with two of his most dearest family members Uncle Pastuzo and Aunt Lucy. They were in process of making marmalade, the cub has been told that it has all the nutrients a bear needs, suddenly, an enormous earthquake struck! Uncle Pastuzo was lost in the earthquake, while Aunt Lucy hurt her leg, after the earthquake Paddington and Aunt Lucy sailed away to seek for help in Lima. When Aunt Lucy and the cub reached Lima, Aunt Lucy thought about an explorer she once knew whothat taught her about London and londoners and that they would be welcomed there, especially how nice they are. With the thought of London in her mind she thought it would be good choice to send Paddington there. Aunt Lucy was off to a retirement home in Lima as she sent off Paddington on a ship that would send him to the great city of London. When Paddington arrived at London his quest to search for a home begins.When I was reading the last part of the book I felt like the Bbrowns and Paddington were destined to meet each othervery connected;, Paddington was probably thinking that he wouldill not stay with the Browns, but at last he did. When I was reading the last part, I started inferring what will happen to Paddington at last, it turns out that I was correct and that out of the kindness in the Bbrown’s heart they would let Paddington stay at their place. I can find a similar connection in one of the movies before which is called maze runner they will have to adapt and conquer their hindrances. In another movie these things are very similar, they will have to adapt and conquer their hindrances. During a war in england people’s children would be inside a railway stations with labels around their neck saying to take care of them and people would adopt them and love them as if they were there own blood. I think that the browns did the right decision to take the bear in, it had to be hard making a decision to keep a bear or not, but at last the bear was the best thing that ever happened to the Browns. A close relative of the browns understood the concept that the Paddington needed the browns as much as the Browns needed him, and that is a connection between them.While having a bit of humor in it this book gives me a feeling that talks about having people who trusts you and takes you as family is the best thing ever,as in the last part Paddington gets taken in by a family named the Browns and that they treat a talking bear as family. When a evil taxidermist was after paddington the Browns defended him “... even though we are a different love is what is needed to be a family.” This shows that the browns take paddington as family even though Paddington in their family felt quite incongruous in the end it worked out. In return for the Browns bravery to save him Paddington returned his gratitude by showing the browns his families privy marmalade recipe, and that shows that Paddington is trusting the Browns. Here in page 139 Paddington tells the Browns while in process making the marmalade:”Just one sandwich has all the vitamins and minerals a bear needs for a day!” and Paddington told them the secret ingredient”Hey thats my shoe!” ”Its the secret ingredient.” This shows that Paddington trusts the Browns to keep it a secret like clown fish trusting coral to protect them.

  • Samantha Mendez
    2019-01-22 04:46

    Paddington is the first of a number of stories about a talking bear that has run away from Darkest Peru to London with a suitcase full of marmalade. Whilst sitting by the lost property office at Paddington station he is found by Mr and Mrs Brown who are waiting for the arrival of their daughter Judy. After befriending the bear and aptly naming him Paddington, Mrs Brown vows to look after him and invites Paddington to their home despite Mr Brown’s initial reluctance. On arriving at the Brown’s residence, Judy and Paddington are greeted by her brother Jonathan and the housekeeper, Mrs Bird, who are both extremely welcoming. As the evening draws to an end and after having a bath, Paddington sits comfortably in an armchair and is offered a pot of tea with some toast and marmalade. He begins to tell the Brown family about his many adventures before drifting off to sleep.This classic story of a clumsy marmalade loving bear is a childhood favourite of mine. Whilst the story is simple his antics are amusing and his naivety is charming. The stories of Paddington could be used by children to develop their story writing skills. They could be used during literacy lessons when identifying the different parts of a story including the how’s, who’s, why’s, what’s and when’s. These short stories can also be used when helping children to recognise the differences between the beginning, the middle and the end of a story.This is a story that could be shared with and enjoyed by key stage one children as a whole class or during independent reading. Although the stories of Paddington are short he embarks on many adventures which were also depicted in a television series. With the prospect of watching his adventures come to life children could become excited at the possibility of both reading more stories and in turn watching further episodes.

  • Sarah
    2019-01-16 03:36

    Awaiting their daughter's arrival, Mr. and Mrs. Brown meet a lonely and polite bear, who was a stowaway on a ship from Darkest Peru to London. They decide he cannot be left in the train station, since he is wearing a tag which reads "Please take care of this bear." The Browns promptly name him Paddington and take him home to live on Windsor Gardens, where he meets their children, Judy and Johnathon, and housekeeper, Mrs. Bird. After a near-catastrophe in the bathroom, Paddington tells the Browns and Mrs. Bird about his adventures traveling along from Darkest Peru, while eating a marmalade sandwich and promptly falls asleep.This adorable abbreviation of Michael Bond's belovedA Bear Called Paddington introduces the charming bear from Darkest Peru to a new generation of readers. Lovely illustrations accompany the text following closely to Bond's original story. There are several additions in this picture book series about Paddington which will delight young and old alike as they share in the adventures of Paddington and the Brown family.

  • Lavinia
    2019-01-21 07:44

    I read this brilliant story as an audio book, so there are less descriptions and no 'said such-and-such', but I still found it a great tale full of adventure. In fact, I think it may well be better to listen along with nothing telling you who's talking because it seems as if they are really speaking, and you are part of the story, and it's coming to life as you read. The people telling my version hesitated often, talking slowly and clearly to let the listener hear.Paddington wasn't at all called that at first. He was found by the Browns at Paddington Station, only to inform them that he didn't really have a name at all; well, he did, but that was in bear language, and nobody could understand Spanish anyway, for he lived in Peru. Judy and Jonathan Brown were proud and boastful to have a bear in the house, and Mrs and Mr Brown were - well, Mr Brown was astonished and rather disliked the 'animal', but Mrs. was interested to know about him and eager to help find his people. Read (or listen) to this great book, and find out what happens in Paddington's adventures!

  • Becky
    2018-12-24 03:45

    I never read the Paddington Bear books as a kid, so maybe the purpose and charm of Paddington are lost on me. I'm not convinced by that argument, though, as I find purpose and charm in many other kids' books. This book serves as an introduction to Paddington: He is a talking stuffed bear named after a train station that your American children readers will have never heard of. He likes marmalade and then gets very sticky. He is going to go live with a family named the Browns. He says he has had lots of adventures, but then he falls asleep without telling us any of them.Come on! Even in a picture book, you can introduce a character more excitingly than that. Nothing really happens in this story. I was not interested in this book, and neither were the first- and second-graders I read it to, except one who was excited to get a back story on her stuffed animal Paddington.

  • Rosa Cline
    2019-01-15 07:44

    This is a child's shorter version of the original Paddington book. The Brown family is at the station waiting for their daughter when they find an abandonded bear and they help him and take him home. He ends up getting into trouble (not on purpose) but seems like trouble seems to find him. But in the end his new family names him after the station they found him at and he finds himself a new home. Paddington Bear was as loved (to me) as Winnie The Pooh was when I was growing up. And finding these smaller but good versions I have helped introduced him to my special needs teen age son and 2 year old granddaughter. The illustrations are wonderful as well for those children who can't follow reading with you but can look at the pictures.

  • Fiona
    2019-01-21 04:47

    I must have read the original story, or had it read to me as a child but I don't recall that. I do recall the TV series though. It's a charming story, introducing us to the likeable but accident prone bear from Darkest Peru. I might have given it five stars if not for this particular edition having a silly update. In the original the taxi driver states that "Bears is sixpence extra", and "sticky bears is ninepence." This version, instead of updating to modern amounts (which is tricky as those do change) it reads "Bears is extra. Sticky bears is twice as much again." Not half as catchy or memorable. My other issue are the illustrations which I didn't think are a match for the original line-drawings - they also feature modern items such as electronic train departure boards.

  • Jae Park
    2018-12-28 09:30

    I bought a copy of this book to read to my little nephews and niece while they were here, since I'd always loved Paddington stories as a child. Once I started reading the book to the kids, I realized that Paddington is a timeless treasure. The boys loved how messy he gets in the story and my niece loved how cute he was, especially after his bath. They payed attention well, and thought the story was good, if a bit too short. No criticism, they just wanted more of Paddingtons adventures! Which means I'll be going back to the bookstore and getting more Paddington stories before they come back in two weeks. They unanimously gave "Paddington" five stars, and I've recorded their opinion here. Thanks to Mr. Bond for entertaining the kiddos and I!

  • Alex
    2019-01-05 06:47

    Paddington is a book about a little bear who left the Darkest Peru in search of a better home. At a train station, Mr. and Mrs. Brown meet him and decide that they should take care of him. They named him Paddington after the train station, and headed home. Paddington is a very polite bear, but seems to cause accidents at every turn. But the family is excited to have him as a part of the family and can't wait to learn more about him.I enjoyed reading this book. I got this version at Kohl's. I loved Paddington as a child, and even have an old stuffed toy of him. I really liked the story and loved the funny moments in it. It's a very great book, and a character that everyone should read about!

  • Karishma
    2019-01-19 04:41

    Another children’s classic that has lasted the test of time. Describes how Paddington got his name upon his arrival into England and into the arms of the Brown family. As he gets to grips with his new environment in this foreign land and he finds himself experiencing different things. Beautiful and brightly coloured illustrations with ornately detailed backdrops by R. W Alley however, they leave little for the child’s imagination to build upon. The relatively large font and spaced out paragraphs eliminate the intimidating aspect of reading large chunks of text. I would suggest it for Key Stage 1 learners and it is ideal as an individual read.

  • Fran
    2019-01-11 05:25

    I grew up with Peggy Fortnum's illustrations, but I love R.W. Alley's illustrations too and it's so nice to have Paddington illustrated in such lovely colour pictures. Alley's Paddington is similar enough to Peggy Fortnum's to feel familiar, but is a more realised, less sketchy, Paddington. I don't have the original text on hand to compare it with this revised text, but it didn't feel too different to me. The one thing I spotted that I guessed might be a change is the 'snack bar' (formerly a tea room?).This was bought (by my mother) for my nieces birthday present, and I read it before wrapping it up. I have to say, I want a set of these Paddington picture books for myself now!