Paddington and the Christmas Surprise: A Christmas Holiday Book for Kids (Hardcover)
Christmas is coming, and Paddington has saved just enough money to take the Brown family to Barkridges store to visit Santa's Winter Wonderland. But trouble has a way of finding the lovable bear, so when Paddington decides to lend a helping hand, the whole store is suddenly in chaos. Luckily Mrs. Bird knows just what to do and—with a little help from Santa Claus himself—might even make Paddington's special Christmas wish come true!
Since 1958 Michael Bond's beloved character, Paddington Bear, has charmed readers around the world with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures. This newly repackaged edition of the classic picture book, with illustrations by R. W. Alley, is the perfect introduction to Paddington Bear for young readers.
Michael Bond began chronicling Paddington’s adventures in his first book, A Bear Called Paddington, published in 1958. Fortunately, bears don’t need much encouragement, and Paddington has since filled the pages of twelve further novels, a variety of picture books, and many other projects written for the young at heart.
R. W. Alley has illustrated a number of books featuring Paddington Bear. He lives in Barrington, Rhode Island, with his wife, author Zoë B. Alley.