Alyce at At Home With Books has started this new feature of My Favorite Reads every thursday.Nice concept . Here, books that are on the bookshelf ,that have been read longtime ago but haven’t been reviewed will be introduced. I rummaged through my book pile and found one book that I feel has been read and loved by all during childhood, but not sure if anybody has gone back to it since then.
My choice for this week is A Bear Called Paddington by Micheal Bond. I know its a kids book but when you start reading it now,after so many years , it definitely brings back really nice memories and also momentarily makes you forget that you are all grown up now and are not supposed to be seen with this 🙂
Synopsis from the back cover of the book :
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 very first bath and ended up nearly flooding the house ,he was seldom far from imminent danger.Jonathan and Judy were delighted with this havoc and even Mr. and Mrs. Brown had to admit life seemed little more filled with adventure with a bear in the house.
Paddington celebrated his 50th birthday last year and a 50th anniversary edition was brought out by Houghton Mifflin Company for the first time with colour illustrations by the original illustrator Peggy Fortnum ( really nice illustrations)
This cute bear has captivated the imagination of children for half a century now and the theme is still appealing.If you find literature for children fascinating or if you read out to your kids ,this must make it to your top 10 reads.