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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Reissue edition (June 26, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061170747
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061170744
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 10.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,573 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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Ages 3^-7. Just in time for Paddington Bear's 40th birthday, here's a new picture book telling the story of his meeting the Brown family in Paddington Station and how he goes home to live with them. Compared with the two earlier picture books of the same title (1972, 1992), which introduce Paddington in similar fashion, the text of this edition is a little longer and closer to the first two chapters in the original chapter book, A Bear Called Paddington. Alley's lively ink-and-watercolor-wash illustrations capture the winsome charm and gentle humor of this unassuming bear. Libraries may want several of this appealing picture book. Carolyn Phelan --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Praise for the Paddington series: 'I've always had great respect for Paddington! He is a British institution.' Stephen Fry 'Paddington has joined Pooh as one of the great bears of English children's literature.' The Teacher 'Michael Bond's accident-prone bear!has become one of the most enduring of children's characters.' The Bookseller --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Customer Reviews

This book was on the baby's Gift Registry.
Theresa W.
Paddington's antics are endearing and the pictures in this story are really well done.
MsJoie
This is one of those timeless stories which Mom and Dad will read to there little one.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 11, 2003
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
It may seem like a "dumbed-down picture book" version of the original story --- because it's meant for a YOUNGER READER!! The age group for this book is clearly stated as AGES 4-8, while the original is for AGES 9-12. This is a wonderful book with delightful illustrations for the 4-8 year old. It's just the right length for parents to read to the kids (without falling asleep) and for beginning readers to read it themselves.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Mary and Tyson on March 7, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I loved the "real" Paddington stories as a young girl. When I saw these versions for younger kids at the library, I checked some out to see if my daughter would enjoy them. She loves them! The longer, original stories are much too complex for her (she's 2). But these introduce the characters and are filled with the same humor and warmth of the original stories. The illustrations are wonderful and bring my beloved Paddington to life. We love these books and have now purchased some for our collection!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 28, 1999
Format: Hardcover
As a child I fell in love with Paddington bear, who spoke to me more than Winnie ever could, although many have drawn simmilarities between the two. Both are fumbling, innocent little things, orphaned and adopted by human families. Winnie couldn't keep his sticky little paws out of the honey jar, and Paddingtons fondness for marmalade could be called obsessive... However for all these simmilarites the one difference is that while child-like pooh looked to Mr Robin for guidance, it was the wee bear in galoshas and a rain hat, found at the Paddington railway station, whose simplistic outlook on life saved his adoptive family from complete destruction of sanity in the day-to-day madness of the world. Paddington was a saviour in childhood, and is bound to be an absolute delight for any child who learns of his misadventures, his love of marmalade and his earnest love of his newly adopted family and newly adopted life in city.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By DJ Joe Sixpack HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on December 9, 2008
Format: Hardcover
A delightful adaptation of Michael Bond's classic bear story, about Paddington the Peruvian bear, and the English family that adopts him. This large-format picturebook recaps the first of Bond's famous chapter book, from 1958, wherein Paddington is first found at a railway station and is brought back to the Brown family home. The bright, colorful artwork is perfect: it captures the warmth and whimsy of the original series, presenting us with a little, wobbly, innocent bear who is every bit as fuzzy and lovable now as he was 'way back when.

(Note: there are several other picturebooks in this series with artwork by R. W. Alley... all well worth looking for!) (Joe Sixpack, ReadThatAgain children's book reviews)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Gordon on November 2, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Paddington Bear is always appealing ... but so much more character with R.W. Alley's illustrations. He brings life, charm and personality to Paddington! Great for fun; awesome baby AND birthday / holiday / love you gifts for growing children / adults. Everyone wants to have the whole wonderful collection. Who wouldn't?!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By GC on November 3, 2008
Format: Hardcover
And enchanting introduction to an enchanting and loveable bear. Timeless yet a nostalgic trip to the London-that-was. A good read for children of all ages, including me. And a hook to draw you into his other tales!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By MsJoie on December 28, 2007
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I loved the Paddington series as a kid, and I have begun to buy this story as a baby gift for friends. Paddington's antics are endearing and the pictures in this story are really well done.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lauren E. Nichols on July 8, 2013
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I bought this looking for the classic illustrated edition, and at a glance this looked like it. It's not. This edition is all right, but not as charming as what I remember from the older one. Buyer be aware!
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