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Paddington Goes to Town (Paddington Bear #8)

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If a boulder rolls down the aisle of a bus, sending the entire carload careening; if a visitor to the hospital leaves even the staff psychiatrist baffled; or if a hostess discovers her surprise dessert is “baked elastic,” you can be sure that Paddington is somewhere close at hand. Still wearing his floppy old hat, he causes trouble wherever he goes. Even a wedding is hardl ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published June 16th 2003 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published 1968)
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I loved the Paddington books, as a child. My imagination was captured by these stories of the orphaned bear found in a London railway station, who makes his home with the Brown family and their housekeeper Mrs Bird. Each book consists of a series of stories about the small bear, who gets himself into difficult situations, often due to misunderstandings or over-enthusiasm.

This book is eighth or ninth in the series but it's not necessary to have read any others. This one begins with Paddington be
Another collection of the (mis)adventures of Paddington Bear. In this one he caddies for Mr Curry in a golfing competition, which results in Paddington winning it for Mr Curry, but then Mr Curry (having slipped on a marmalade sandwich) ends up in hospital. On a visit to the hospital, he ends up having an appointment with a psychiatrist - and I clearly remember reading this chapter in my youth as, in a test of reactions, the psychiatrist gets Paddington to say the opposite to what he has just sai ...more
Cara Stone
Perfect for bedtime stories, Paddington spreads his marmalade fingers and unintentional mischief wherever he goes. Younger kids will love being read these chapters and older children will love exploring 32 Windsor Gardens. Recommended for elementary school libraries.
Probably a bit complicated for a 5 & 3 year old. They seemed distracted during much of it as there are dated words and phrases.
Still, I had a giggle in parts.
Mark O'Neill
This book was great, just like all the others. I especially liked how he got the psychiatrist all worked up in the hospital by turning his questions back at him and then when he ran into the next room, he was mistaken for a visiting surgeon from Peru! He was at the hospital because he was at the golf course helping Mr Curry with his golfing and Curry slipped on Paddington's marmalade sandwich. So Paddington takes over the golfing, hits the ball into a train, the train takes the ball miles away a ...more
A brilliant expose of the bear. Fave chapters included the hospital psychiatrist and waiting a Christmas party table.
Reading this book now I regret not having done so back when I was a kid. I'm definitely going to go back and read the books from the start now, though!
I remember splitting my sides over the visit to the staff psychiatrist, and I still want to try Baked Alaska because of Paddington's adventures with baked elastic. Paddington was the beloved companion of my younger elementary school years.
This was brilliant like all the other Paddington books and my favourite bit had to be when Paddington went to hospital and wound up a psychiatrist by being too literal!
Very funny! Both of my kids enjoyed this book, and I did, too. Funny and cute and enjoyable for all ages.
Damien Malcolm
This one has a couple of very funny sections that are amusing to kids and adults alike. Nice read.
My favorite chapter was the hospital one.
Another awesome book!
Charming as usual.
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Michael Bond OBE is an English children's author. He is the creator of Paddington Bear and has written about the adventures of a guinea pig named Olga da Polga, as well as the animated BBC TV series The Herbs. Bond also writes culinary mystery stories for adults featuring Monsieur Pamplemousse and his faithful bloodhound, Pommes Frites.
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