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Book Review: Paddington Sets Sail.

About the Book: Paddington’s first trip to the beach is a day to remember as he explores the sandy shore and is swept off on a grand adventure!

Michael Bond’s classic character will charm beginning readers with his curious nature and heartwarming intentions.

Paddington Sets Sail is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.


  • Age Range: 4 – 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool – 3
  • Series: I Can Read Level 1
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (May 3, 2016)
  • Cost: $16.99


My Review: Mr. Brown decided to take his family to the beach and Paddington was so excited as he has never been to the beach. He was so excited that he packed everything he had. As they got to the beach, Paddington was ready to splashed in the ocean and build the biggest castle to win the contest. He built the biggest sand castle. He saw that it was perfect and sat inside if it and fell asleep. And then the tide came in and knocked down his castle and carried him off out to sea. Will the Browns ever see Paddington again or will he be rescued?

The beginning reading 1 is the perfect book for young readers. The sentences are short, the words are familiar which makes it simple for them to read on their own.


FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from HarperCollins in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.



About the Author: Michael Bond OBE is an English children’s author. He is the creator of Paddington Bear and has written about the adventures of a guinea pig named Olga da Polga, as well as the animated BBC TV series The Herbs. Bond also writes culinary mystery stories for adults featuring Monsieur Pamplemousse and his faithful bloodhound, Pommes Frites.









June 3, 2016 - Posted by | Book Review, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. This looks like a wonderful book that early readers will enjoy. Paddington Bear is such a beloved classic and what child does not love a teddy bear?

    Comment by Merry | June 20, 2016 | Reply

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