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How to Be More Paddington: A Book of Kindness: The perfect gift for fans of Paddington

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From arriving in London and winning the hearts of the Brown family, to sharing elevenses with Mr Gruber and lending a paw around the neighbourhood, he always tries to do his very best for others… even if there are a few well-intentioned mishaps along the way! Michael Bond never thought of writing for children but, after producing a number of short stories and radio plays, his agent suggested that he adapt a television play for children. It had been a lot of hard work but he was glad it had all been worthwhile—even if there was a lot of mess to clear up.

I have gathered up postcard images of some of my favourite Fortnum illustrations but it is wonderful to finally have them in one place. 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. Michael Bond was born in Newbury, Berkshire on 13 January 1926 and educated at Presentation College, Reading. 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.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. But while it would be easy for Paddington to have become hopelessly dated, instead he seems to represent us at our best. 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.

Both pictures and words could be used as starting points for chatting with young children about the importance of being kind, just like Paddington. Indeed, so many of the values and points of manners which are so important to Paddington feel like they belong to a different age. He served in the Royal Air Force and the British Army before working as a cameraman for BBC TV for 19 years. Explore Paddington’s unique and universal take on life in this very special collection of warm words about friendship, family, love, laughter … and everything in between. We bought it for a couple of friends for Christmas and I had a flick through to check the content was good enough!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.

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. During World War II Michael Bond served in both the Royal Air Force and the Middlesex Regiment of the British Army. 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. In 2015, Michael was awarded a CBE for his services to children’s literature, to add to the OBE he received in 1997. 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.Peggy Fortnum's wonderful illsutrations are accompanied by lines from various Paddington books by Michael Bond. I’m thoroughly embarrassed to admit that this was my first experience of reading about Paddington bear. In 2015, Michael was awarded a CBE for his services to children's literature, to add to the OBE he received in 1997. The illustrations of Peggy Fortnum are charming and took me right back to my first encounter with the illustrious ursine fifty years ago.

I felt teary as I read the lovely words and remembered again why I have loved this little bear for over thirty years.

For the last 37 years of his life Michael Bond lived in London, not far from Paddington Station where it all began. 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 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. 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. How To Be More Paddington: A Book Of Kindness by Michael Bond is a perfect book for anyone of any age who loves Paddington – and who can resist that little face?

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