The Hilarious Adventures of Paddington: Five Books to Enjoy
I read them as a teenager and have also read them to my kids.
Yes when I was a teenager I some how found Paddington. But for me five was not enough. I saved my money and when I had enough I went back to the bookstore and bought the next in the series, and the next one and the next one. At the time my collection reached 12 books and an earlier release of the first book. I can tell by the price and the printing within that says 3rd dell printing October 1969.
There have been other types of Paddington books. But those don't count as they are usually individual stories taken from the original chapter books. And yes I do have some of those as well.
All images except for Amazon related have been provided by me.
All images except for Amazon related were provided by me.
With Christmas coming books are a Great gift
And a set of books are even better
I know that this looks like I am focusing on a collection of Paddington books. In a way I am. But not completely. What I am trying to display is the importance of reading and how a boxed set of books can go a long way as a gift. Not only for Christmas but at any time.
This box set was given to me as a gift. Granted I don't remember when but it was still a gift. This gift then inspired me to read even more as I wanted to get more books. And those books I would save for and spend my own money on.
A few decades later and I still have this set of books in my collection. I have had other boxed sets of books that have been passed on or donated but not this set. Sometimes there are books or other things that will touch you in such a way that you wish to hold onto them so that you can share them with other. In this case with my kids.
So think about those you are planning to get a present for this coming Christmas. And remember that reading is something that is fun and relaxing for many people. For me I know that Paddington is one that I enjoyed as a kid as did my kids. And someday maybe these books will be read with theirs. We will see.
For Paddington what goes best on toast
The Hilarious Adventures of Paddington - Available on Amazon
As stated above this is the one I have. There are also listed a couple of other sets of books that I have read through and won.
The five books included with this collection
Paddington at the Station - The First Story in a Bear Called Paddington
A copleate list of the Paddington chapter books
I was surprised to find so many and will soon be expanding my collection
1958 A Bear Called Paddington
1959 More About Paddington
1960 Paddington Helps Out
1961 Paddington Abroad
1962 Paddington at Large
1964 Paddington Marches On
1966 Paddington at Work
1968 Paddington Goes to Town
1970 Paddington Takes the Air
1972 Paddington's Garden
1973 Paddington's Blue Peter Story Book a.k.a. Paddington Takes to TV
1974 Paddington on Top
1975 Paddington at the Tower
1979 Paddington Takes the Test
1980 Paddington on Screen
1984 Paddington at the Zoo
1986 Paddington at the Palace
1987 Paddington's Busy Day
2002 Paddington in the Garden
2003 Paddington and the Grand Tour
2008 Paddington Rules the Waves
2008 Paddington Here and Now
2011 Paddington at the Tower
2012 Paddington Goes for Gold
Paddington Bear - Please look after this bear also called Paddington at the Station
The first story about Paddington Bear. I thought it would be fun if you could also see an animated version of the story.
If you enjoy reading Paddington then you may also enjoy watching him - Another great find on Amazon
A few years ago I was in a local library when I found this set of DVD's. I checked it out immediately and then continued looking for other things. When I got home I had a Paddington marathon complete with popcorn and marmalade sandwiches. Shortly after that I won an amazon gift card at work. And yes this was the first thing on my list. I had to juggle a couple of other things to stay within the amount of the card but this one never left my cart.