Monday, October 23, 2017

A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond

Author: Michael Bond
Original title: A Bear Called Paddington
Edition Language: Russian
Series: Paddington Bear #1
Format: Hardcover

Mr. and Mrs. Brown first met Paddington, a most endearing bear from Darkest Peru on a railway platform in London. A sign hanging around his neck said, "Please look after this bear. Thank you" So that is just what they did.

From the very first night when he attempted his first bath and ended up nearly flooding the house, Paddington was seldom far from imminent disaster. Jonathan and Judy were delighted with this havoc and even Mr. and Mrs. Brown had to admit that life seemed to be more filled with adventure when there was a bear in the house.

My thoughts: 
      Of course I have heard about the movie, but I was not aware of the book series. When I saw it, I thought why not; if they made a movie out of it; it should have some merit. How I loved it! I am just in love with Paddington. Of course I would never want him in my house and I do not envy Brown Family, but I find this bear absolutely a charmer. He perceives the world as a normal creature not touched by big city flame: straightforward and literally. That puts him in so many comical situations that you cannot hold a smile. At the same time he is kind and sensitive to other people's feelings. Truly open and inspiring character.

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