I saw a news alert that came up on my phone that Michael Bond the creator of the popular children’s character Paddington Bear has passed away.
This made me reminisce about the story I read from my childhood about the bear from Darkest Peru who was found at the train station with a suitcase and a sign that said “please look after this bear”. Paddington was a gentle and sweet bear with a love for marmalade and a knack for getting into trouble!
Growing up one of my favorite things to do was go to the library and check out books. I would always check out as many books as I could and then go home and read it. During the summer there was a program called 600 minute reading club. If you achieve that goal by the time school starts in the fall then we received a free pass to Six Flags! (Six Flags was a theme park with amazing rides!).
Thinking of the Paddington Bear stories made me think of all the beloved children’s books that I used to read! When we found out we were having a baby one of my first thoughts was sitting and reading to our child. I have been reading her board books, and excited for when she will be a little bit older and will be able to understand the stories I read to her! We have a very small library here and I am looking forward to getting more books for her on my next US trip!