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A Tribute – Michael Bond

paddington bear

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.

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Paddington’s 50th Anniversary Doodle by Google in 2008

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!

Arthur
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!).

Books
Our small library 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “A Tribute – Michael Bond”

  1. Paddington was my favourite as well as Enid Blyton and Noddy. When I was in primary school, each year I got one book as a birthday present. The rest of the books I read were from the local libraries. My mum used to actually drive me to different libraries around the city so I could borrow new books (the things mums tolerate)! This was a lovely post- made me feel sad about the passing of Micheal Bond but also nostalgic for the role these and other books, played in my life.

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    1. Books were so important before and I hope that it continues to play a role in children’s lives now… I know it’s easy to have an e-book, but there’s something about holding the actual books in my hand!

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