King of the Castle (Paddington)
Paddington is introduced to younger readers in these attractive picture books, starring one of the world's best-loved characters, Paddington Bear, who is celebrating his 50th anniversary. When Paddington Bear goes to the beach, nothing goes quite according to plan ... especially when, one by one, he is joined by ten hungry seagulls. Will Paddington's lunchtime snack be safe? Pre-schoolers will love counting with everyone's favourite bear, Paddington!
Praise for the Paddington series: 'I've always had great respect for Paddington... He is a British institution.' Stephen Fry 'Paddington has joined Pooh as one of the great bears of English children's literature.' The Teacher 'Michael Bond's accident-prone bear...has become one of the most enduring of children's characters.' The Bookseller
Michael Bond was born in Newbury, Berkshire on 13 January 1926 and educated at Presentation College, Reading. He served in the Royal Air Force and the British Army before working as a cameraman for BBC TV for 19 years. In 1997 he was awarded the OBE for his services to children's literature.