Submitted by Ms. Sue!
Paddington by Michael Bond, illustrated by R. W. Alley, is a story about a little lost bear, a bear that stows away on a ship headed all the way to England! The bear is discovered at the train station by Mr. and Mrs. Brown with a note around the bear’s neck that says “Please look after this Bear. Thank you.” “Wherever did you come from?” they ask. “Darkest Peru, I’m not really supposed to be here at all. I’m a stowaway.” he says. After chatting with the little lost bear, Mr. and Mrs. Brown decide they just can’t leave him all by himself, and invite him to stay with them. He says he would like that very much, for he has nowhere to go, and everyone seems in such a hurry. They name him Paddington, after the train station. Paddington goes to get a snack with Mr. Brown while Mrs. Brown goes to collect their daughter Judy. Paddington is so hungry after only eating marmalade on his trip, he slips in the tart at the snack table, and slide in the cream, landing in a cup of tea! After an eventful trip home in the taxi (he got cream and jam on the cab driver’s coat), they arrive home, and Paddington is welcomed into the family. See this book listed in our catalog