Paddington is spending the day at the beach. He has packed his bucket and shovel, a kite, a chair, and a snack. As he goes about his day, the seagulls begin to gather to watch what he's doing (and comment on his mistakes!). They are getting hungry - and anxious - for a treat. So when Paddington pulls out his snack, the seagulls swoop in. Did Paddington prepare for that?
I remember Paddington as a kid and am always curious to see how he fares against Father Time. Quite well, actually. The story is cute with just the right touch of whimsy and humor I remember. Unless today's kids know some of the classic Paddington tales they may not understand the marmalade sandwich, but that isn't a deal breaker.
The story is cute and a perfect choice to read before - or during - a holiday at the beach. Borrow this one. It is a seasonal story and by the time next summer rolls around, your child will have likely outgrown it.
As sweet and clever as always. Paddington at the Beach is sure to get a giggle and bring a smile to toddlers and preschoolers.
This is a picture book story about Michael Bond's famous teddy bear Paddington.
One by one the seagulls come to watch Paddington. Take the time as the numbers grow to point and count each one out loud. What other things does your reader see on the page? Encourage them to explore and share what they see.
8 and Up
3 to 8
Borrow, unless you collect Paddington the Bear books. It is a fun story to have for summer, which gives it short shelf life.