Michael bond bought a small toy bear on Christmas Eve 1956. He saw it left on a shelf in a London store and felt sorry for it. He took it home as a present for his wife Brenda and named it Paddington as they were living near Paddington station at the time. The first novel ‘a bear referred to as Paddington’ used to be published two years later on the 13th October 1958. It starts with the well known sentence, “ Mr. And Mrs. Brown first met Paddington on a railway platform. Actually, that used to be how he came to have such an bizarre name for a bear, for Paddington used to be the Name of the station ”.Peggy fortnum used to be the first illustrator to bring the Paddington stories to life. Since 1958, The books have been translated in 30 different languages across 70 titles and sold more than 30 million copies all over the world. More recently paddington’s appeared in two all over the world phenomenally successful films of the same name. On June 27, 2017 Michael bond Sadly died leaving at the back of a legacy with a view to continue to enthral and engage generations to come with a new TV show, stage shows and more films on the horizon we’re all going to need quite a lot of Marmalade sandwiches and mugs of hot cocoa.
– carriage express train with headlights>- tunnel
– station>- straight track pieces>- curved track pieces>- signals
– power poles
Not suitable for children under 3 years. To be used under adult supervision
Clip together plastic track
Includes easy to make tunnel and station accessories