Paddington Bear by Michael Bond
A Lift-the-Flap Rebus Book

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Here’s Paddington in a brand-new format! The original story of how the marmalade-loving bear from darkest Peru met the Brown family and got his name is now an interactive rebus book for children of all ages. Very young children will enjoy lifting the rebus flaps and pulling the pop-up tabs as this endearing story is read aloud, while older readers can lift the flaps to see if they have guessed the hidden words correctly.

 

About Michael Bond

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Michael Bond is a writer of children's books. He was born in Newbury, Berkshire, England in 1926. During World War II, Bond served in the Royal Air Force and the Middlesex Regiment of the British army during World War II. After the war, he joined the BBC Radio and later worked for BBC-TV as a cameraman from 1947 to 1966. At Christmas 1956, Bond gave his wife a teddy bear that she named Paddington after the London train station near their home. In 1958, A Bear Called Paddington was published. It featured the illustrations of Peggy Fortnum. By 1981, there were 26 Paddington books. Bond also wrote television and film scripts, including a TV series on BBC 1 that first aired in 1976. In the 1990s, the animation company Hanna/Barbera made an American TV series about the bear. Bond set up a company to merchandise his creation that produced figurines, stationary, banks, and stuffed animals. Paddington also recorded a song titled Cross My Paws and Hope to Die in 1983. Bond chronicled his life with Paddington in his autobiography, Bear and Forebears. Some of Michael Bond's other works include A Day by the Sea, Something Nasty in the Kitchen, Bears and Forebears: A Life So Far and Monsieur Pamplemousse and the Carbon Footprint. Nick Ward is the author of Giant and Ride the Black Horse, both published by Oxford.
 
Published January 1, 1995 by Collins. 8 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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How the beloved bruin Paddington is found at a railway station and becomes a member of the Brown family is the subject of Paddington Bear: A Lift-the-Flap Rebus Book by Michael Bond, illus. by Nick Wa

Dec 04 1995 | Read Full Review of Paddington Bear: A Lift-the-...

The Bookbag

The original Paddington has aged a bit: not in his essential appeal, but the milieu our Bear in the Hat inhabits and the language that goes with that milieu is now a little bit dated and thus more difficult for children to understand.

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Common Sense Media

This is a book from an earlier time, when the humor was gentle and not fixated on bodily functions, when the classic British virtues of kindness, tolerance, and unflappability were assumed without fanfare, and when books for children were expected to entertain and comfort, not introduce them to t...

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