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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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. Join our community to get personalised book suggestions, extracts straight to your inbox, 10% off RRPs, and to change children’s lives. 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! In 2015, Michael was awarded a CBE for his services to children’s literature, to add to the OBE he received in 1997.

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, family, love, laughter .

Both pictures and words could be used as starting points for chatting with young children about the importance of being kind, just like Paddington. A lovely little book that filled me hope and joy… Read on own, and with my son aged 7, a book for the whole family. In 2015, Michael was awarded a CBE for his services to children's literature, to add to the OBE he received in 1997. 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. We bought it for a couple of friends for Christmas and I had a flick through to check the content was good enough!

Bond also wrote culinary mystery stories for adults featuring Monsieur Pamplemousse and his faithful bloodhound, Pommes Frites. I must admit that Paddington Brown really does hold a special place in my heart so this book could not be more perfect. This is an extremely minor point though and I can understand why this aspect of his character would be trickier to include in a book that is just a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day.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?

In 1997 Michael Bond was awarded an OBE for services to children’s literature and this was followed by a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2015. Explore Paddington's unique and universal take on life in this very special collection of warm words about friendship, love, laughter and kindness. This wonderful book is nothing less than absolutely delightful and I believe that everybody could afford to Be More Paddington. I recognised images that clearly accompanied stories from my son's own collection - I do understand why publishers felt the need to modernise. During World War II Michael Bond served in both the Royal Air Force and the Middlesex Regiment of the British Army.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. 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. She graduated from the Central School of Art in London after the war interrupted her studies at Tunbridge Wells Art School, then worked as an art teacher, painter and textile designer before becoming a full-time book illustrator. Because of that, Michael Bond's description of Paddington as a 'built-in resident guru' is a very apt one. I’m thoroughly embarrassed to admit that this was my first experience of reading about Paddington bear.

Confronted by a problem, I often find myself wondering how he would deal with it, and mentally take note of his advice. I have gathered up postcard images of some of my favourite Fortnum illustrations but it is wonderful to finally have them in one place. The one aspect that I wish that the book had captured was the way that Paddington also stands up for himself. Despite Paddington and his duffle coat being quite so iconic, he has gone through quite considerable change. Biography: Michael Bond was born in Newbury, Berkshire on 13 January 1926 and educated at Presentation College, Reading.For the last 37 years of his life Michael Bond lived in London, not far from Paddington Station where it all began. He could have learnt a great deal from Paddington with his kindness, humility and high moral standards.



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