Title of the book: A Bear Called Paddington
Authors: Michael Bond
Series: Paddington books
Genres: Humour, short story, adventure
Short summary of the story: There are 8 short stories in this book. The first story is an introduction and an explanation to how Paddington the Bear came to London from Darkest Peru. Paddington was spotted by the Brown family who took him in and decided to raise him. The second short story is about Paddington’s first day at the Browns. The third story is of Paddington’s adventures in the London Underground. The fourth is about Paddington getting his signature coat and hat. The next short stories are of Paddington’s adventures and for some reason always ending up in the middle of everything. Paddington goes to the theater, the seaside, and a painting competition that Paddington/Mr.Brown won.
Good points / bad points: The short stories are very humorous and lighthearted. They are sure to make you laugh and each story can be read on its own, as with the others in this book. Since this is the first book of the Paddington series, you get introduced to interesting characters, which come back later. Paddington is a fun, quick read if you want to relax and have a good laugh. Also, two movies have been made based on the books.