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Paddington Turns Detective and Other Funny Stories

Author: Illustrator: Peggy Fortnum

Three classic Paddington Bear stories, by beloved author Michael Bond, are brought together for the first time in this special collection for World Book Day 2018.


Nothing is ever straightforward when Paddington is involved. Whether he is attempting detective work, helping to sail a boat or performing magic, ordinary things have a habit of becoming quite extraordinary!


Laugh out loud with everyone's favourite bear from Darkest Peru!

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Published: 22nd February 2018
Number of Pages: 96

ISBN-13: 9780008279806

Age Ranking
  1. #79 of 1818 books for 5 year olds
  2. #318 of 1816 books for 7 year olds
  3. #385 of 2085 books for 3 year olds
  4. #473 of 2308 books for 4 year olds
  5. #575 of 1139 books for 10 year olds
  6. #972 of 1864 books for 6 year olds
9 Book reviews
20th January '18
I read it to Noah aged 7 & to Flynn aged 4
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5 stars
We are all fans of Paddington Bear and I loved being able to share some of the original stories with my children. Seeing the black and white pencil drawings in this book brought back so many memories of reading Paddington books when I was young. They are wonderful stories with a very loveable main character. In this book there are three different short stories from three different Paddington books. In the first story Paddington turns detective when Mr. Brown's prize Marrow goes missing. He doesn't take the job lightly and buys a detective kit which includes items to make a disguise for when he is investigating. We really enjoyed all three stories in the book and would definitely recommend them.
29th January '18
I read it to Finnbob aged 5
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5 stars
We love Paddington in our house and we’re very excited to read this book. It did not disappoint. Finn loved the story about Paddington becoming a detective and there was a lot of laughing throughout. Finn wasn’t sure about the black and white pictures but for me there was an element of nostalgia. 
The stories were as always well written and we can’t wait to get our paws on some more Paddington books as this one made a great bedtime story.
30th January '18
I read it to LA12 aged 5
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5 stars
This is a lovely collection of classic stories from deepest, darkest Peru. Leo is already a fan of  Paddington so he really enjoyed this book, with beautiful little sketches throughout. It's a great introduction for those that haven't read books in the series before and gives a lovely insight into Paddington's life and funny mishaps as he tries to be helpful. There is some information about the author, along with details of the books featured and others from the series. At the end there's also an extract from the latest addition to the series, Paddington's Finest Hour, for even more reading inspiration. 
23rd January '18
I read it to Bud aged 7 & to Lydie aged 5
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5 stars
This was such a fun read for us all. We sat and read the stories at bedtime and the children were delighted to see some more of Paddington's adventures.
Paddington is a timeless character and my children really enjoy him. They love the fact that he's a bit silly and gets himself into jams and messes that they find hilarious!
This is a really great introduction to Paddington as a book character as it offers stories from different collections, I must admit that my children were way more familiar with him as a film character than in books, something that this little book will begin to remedy.
16th January '18
I read it to GCR13 aged 4
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5 stars
We had so much fun with these stories!
Georgie secretly wants to be Paddington and be able to have the fun adventures that he enjoys!
She loves that I try to mimic the voice that he had in the movies whenever he is talking and she loves that he doesn’t always get it quite right - if gives her the giggles! 
You can’t beat good classic stories that still appeal to youngsters of today.
31st January '18
I read it to Soopa aged 3
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5 stars
We had a lot of fun reading these Paddington books with our little girl. I have good memories of the books and TV show from my own childhood and we have recently seen the Paddington 2 film at the cinema – our little one's first full length film so we are already a family of Paddington fans. These stories didn't disappoint us. There's something so sweet and naive and childlike about Paddington that the stories seem to appeal to everyone. The humour is ever present and we read each one separately over a number of days and then came back to them again. Our favourite was the story where Paddington becomes a detective – following clues and finding things out. I wondered if my daughter might find the black and white line drawings a little staid next to the bright, bold images of most children's books but she was very intrigued and quite delighted by them. A real hit in our house.
1st February '18
I read it (an adult) , to Mont aged 5 & to Con aged 3
Paddington Turns Detective and Other Funny Stories 9780008279806
5 stars
A truly wonderful book that both of my children loved (5 and 3yrs).  Well written and kept them engaged throughout. The fact it is broken up into short stories makes them just about perfect for bedtime. 
11th January '18
I read it to Ragdollkhanbaby aged 6
Paddington Turns Detective and Other Funny Stories 9780008279806
5 stars
Another absolute classic, we hadn't really got into Paddington in our house until now, when Paddington Turns Detective to try and find the missing prize marrow you cannot help fall in love again with the character and to be able to introduce Paddington to my son has been magical.  Fabulous storylines, great illustrations as expected very highly recommended.
11th January '18
Giggle read it aged 10
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5 stars
This is a cool book. I like that it's different stories and that they are from other Paddington books. I haven't actually read any Paddington books before so this was new and I really enjoyed it. There were three stories inside and I loved all of them. My favourite was probably the first one: Paddington turns detective. It was all about Paddington trying to find a missing marrow and it was really funny  .  I would recommend to age 6 plus.
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