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 recognised images that clearly accompanied stories from my son's own collection - I do understand why publishers felt the need to modernise. 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. Join our community to get personalised book suggestions, extracts straight to your inbox, 10% off RRPs, and to change children’s lives. Confronted by a problem, I often find myself wondering how he would deal with it, and mentally take note of his advice.

During World War II Michael Bond served in both the Royal Air Force and the Middlesex Regiment of the British Army. I felt teary as I read the lovely words and remembered again why I have loved this little bear for over thirty years. A collection of Paddington’s thoughts, other people’s comments about him, and general words of wisdom from our favourite Peruvian bear. The one aspect that I wish that the book had captured was the way that Paddington also stands up for himself. Indeed, so many of the values and points of manners which are so important to Paddington feel like they belong to a different age.This book is a sweet compilation of gentle thoughts and words to live by from the books, reminding us to be innocently wise and kind and well-intentioned just like Paddington Brown, even though the results may be mixed. Despite Paddington and his duffle coat being quite so iconic, he has gone through quite considerable change. 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. Tiny books of potted quotes from various pieces of classic literature are ten a penny, particularly if the characters originate from the Hundred Acre Wood.

Je suis contente d'avoir enfin découvert un morceau l'œuvre originale i Plus les illustrations sont très sympa.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. For the last 37 years of his life Michael Bond lived in London, not far from Paddington Station where it all began. 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? Now you can learn life lessons from the much-loved bear from Darkest Peru, in this uplifting collection of quotations from the enduringly popular books by Michael Bond, with beautiful illustrations by the original Paddington illustrator, Peggy Fortnum.

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. I must admit that Paddington Brown really does hold a special place in my heart so this book could not be more perfect.Both pictures and words could be used as starting points for chatting with young children about the importance of being kind, just like Paddington. My son has a 'My First Paddington' gifted by some lovely friends and a Paddington car seat toy which he has found variously amusing and terrifying. He could have learnt a great deal from Paddington with his kindness, humility and high moral standards.

How to Be More Paddington is more celebration of this fantastic character's warmth than sincere self-help but it is incredibly special nonetheless. We bought it for a couple of friends for Christmas and I had a flick through to check the content was good enough!

You can even imagine him getting in a muddle with the hand sanitiser and the face masks of the pandemic. Explore Paddington's unique and universal take on life in this very special collection of warm words about friendship, love, laughter and kindness.



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