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Paddington Takes the Test (Paperback, New Edition)

Michael Bond

Series: Paddington

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The driver's test mistakenly administered to Bond's endearing bear at the start of this new Paddington book almost does in the examiner - and readers too, if their sides are prone to splitting. In other episodes Paddington grapples with a hammock, locks neighbor Mr. Curry in Mr. Brown's steaming sauna, and tries to hold a pose as an art students' model. The book ends conventionally at a Christmas pantomime, just as the separate chapters all end conventionally with fond assurances of everyone's love for Paddington. But no one else could so upend the act of the stage magician, who saws Paddington in half between acts. As usual, much of the action stems from Paddington's punny confusion about English usage: when the stately home tour host runs out of beef Wellington, you know whose boots make a surprise appearance on the dinner plates. If American readers know about Wellingtons from familiarity with Paddington himself, they might well be puzzled by his use of mushrooms to mend imposing Mr. Curry's ruffled shirt. But they're sure to bear with Paddington as he tries the British decorum of everyone from the Browns and their no-nonsense housekeeper to the stately-home tourists who mistake him for Queen Elizabeth I. (Kirkus Reviews)
To celebrate Paddington Bear’s 60th birthday in 2018 this hilarious classic novel from master storyteller Michael Bond has been given a fresh new look. Paddington is now a major movie star!

“Congratulations on passing your driving test!” said the examiner, grimly.

Who would have thought it possible when he has just sat on Paddington’s marmalade sandwiches and been driven into the car in front? But then, he hasn’t tested many bears before.

For nearly sixty years, Paddington Bear has touched the hearts of adults and children worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures.


Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Paddington
Release date: August 1999
Authors: Michael Bond
Dimensions: 197 x 128 x 12mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 153
Edition: New Edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-00-675378-0
Categories: Books > Children's & Educational > Fiction
Books > Children's & Educational > Fiction > Classic fiction
Books > Children's Fiction & Fun
Books > Children's Fiction & Fun > Classic Fiction
LSN: 0-00-675378-7
Barcode: 9780006753780

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