Paddington at Large, Paperback Book
3 out of 5 (1 rating)


The irresistible Paddington Bear, who was found on Paddington station, returns in this reissued novel, with a brand new cover design."Even Paddington can't come to much harm in half an hour," said Mrs Brown optimistically.But who else other than Paddington could hang Mr Curry's lawnmower from a treetop or set Father Christmas' beard on fire?


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic
  • ISBN: 9780006753636

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It's hard to say that the Paddington books are getting lazy by this point, but they certainly are becoming a bit rote. Free of any overarching theme, Paddington wanders like a preschool Monsieur Hulot from one situation to another, with only very loose links. The Browns seem to have been reduced to even more of a Greek chorus than usual in this one, standing aside or watching from afar as Paddington is rushed to hospital, lost in a department store (again), or - in the best chapter - playing as a contestant on a television game show. By this point, we all know he's going to come out all right in the end.