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A Bear Called Paddington Hardcover – October 27, 2008
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I like the fact that both CDs are over an hour long, she likes that there are several stories on each CD to keep her attention. The plots aren't too complicated for her to follow, but they do force her to pay attention and focus on the cd, which is key for naptime. :) Stephen Fry's voice is wonderfully soothing to listen to, and he does a great job of distinguishing between the various characters -- key for books on CD!
As she's gotten older Caroline has begun to appreciate some of the silliness that is Paddington, but the stories are nicely entertaining even without that element. We parents don't mind listening to Paddington in the car when we're on trips. All in all, I say this CD set is well worth this money, it's one that will really grow with you!!
Of my favourite stories, I'd say that the Bonfire and the Christmas ones were much funny to read, and that the one involving the police was excellent as you see Paddington trying to solve two mysteries which happened in 32 Windsor Gardens.
A great purchase for everyone ready to give a chance to a bear coming all the way from Darkest Peru.
Enter Paddington. A very similar vibe, but more advanced character, story, vocabulary and concept. And how many early reader/read-to/read-with books can you call charming and droll? And never dopey, (and I mean you, Amelia Bedelia), or cranky or precociously rude.
Now sometimes we want silliness or adventure or broad jokes or fantasy, but for some of the quieter times, this really does have an honored place.
Excellent reading, easy to listen to and captures your attention. Even my teen boys don't mind listening in when their younger siblings are playing this.
Highly recommend - not only for the story, the voice, but also for the music and how well this was formatted and produced. Overall and excellent product. We have also ordered several other audiobooks with Michael Bond and the same production company because they are so well done.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was a higher level of reading than I'd expected so I'm saving it for a few years for my granddaughter in the future.Published 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
We love Pattington. Reading as a family to my seven-year-old and four-year-old daughters. We went to England last year and are studying it through Girl Scouts. Read morePublished 4 months ago by artzkitten
I loved A Bear Called Paddington as a child. Listening with my daughter to the talented Stephen Fry read the audible book helped bring this enthusiasm for this classic of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by A. Silverstone
Paddington is entertaining, touching, witty and filled with physical humor that will enthrall your children. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Suzanne Ross
I loved this funny bear! I am very excited to read more of the books! This is a great book for all ages! I loved it! Paddington was very cute and silly bear! A Must Read!Published 5 months ago by christopher j gentry
I LOVE THIS CLASSIC BOOKS SERIES! My son and I are obsessed with Paddington. I had to buy the hardcover copy for our little mini library. The story is amazing,Published 6 months ago by Agent_Of_Shield