Paddington’s Post

I was lucky enough to request and receive a copy of this from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. All views and opinions are my own.

Paddington’s Post based on the stories by Michael Bond, illustrated by R. W. Alley

This is a lovely new addition to the Paddington range of books.

With post to take out and read throughout, it follows in the footsteps of the classic ‘Jolly Postman’ format, which seems to have become quite popular recently (not that I’m complaining in the slightest – Emma Yarlett’s Dragon Post and Beast Feast books are stunning new examples of this style and The Crayons’ Christmas/Meerkat Christmas are really warm, fun gift books too).

This is a lovely way to get to know Paddington through the post he sends and receives. It tells the story of his arrival in the UK from Darkest Peru and introduces us to his ‘adoptive’ family and friends here, as well as some of his most well-known and best loved traits and habits.

There’s plenty of scope too for ‘taking the book further’ and using it as a stimulus for activities such as map making, cake baking, or letter writing (of course!)

With elements of the original Paddington stories and bright, characterful illustrations from RW.Alley that manage to both capture the history and tradition of Paddington and still feel fresh and modern too, this book would make a lovely gift for new fans as well as bring a perfect addition to the bookshelves of lifelong Paddington lovers!

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  1. Oh Littlefae would love this, she loves picture books with fiddly bits for older children- she would love the additional reading elements! Tinyfae would love the interaction and Paddington!

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