Oh, no! Paddington Bear has hurt his arm, and he's having trouble remembering just how it happened. The Browns are worried enough to take Paddington on his first trip to the hospital. From the moment he arrives on a stretcher with wheels, which he thinks is "very good value:' to the end of his overnight stay, Paddington takes it all in with curiosity and wonderment ... along with a little apprehension! But the kind nurses and doctors, and even the patients themselves, help Paddington see that the hospital isn't as scary a place as it first seems. At the end of this gentle, reassuring story, Paddington's arm is set straight and so is Paddington when he discovers that even the hospital food isn't as bad as he thought it would be!
For over forty years, Paddington Bear has charmed young readers with his earnest intentions and humorous misadventures. Now Michael Bond's new stories, with warm, charming illustrations by R. W. Alley, bring this classic character into the hearts of another generation of fans.
About the Author
Michael Bond began chronicling Paddington’s adventures in his first book, A Bear Called Paddington, published in 1958. Fortunately, bears don’t need much encouragement, and Paddington has since filled the pages of twelve further novels, a variety of picture books, and many other projects written for the young at heart.
R. W. Alley has illustrated a number of books featuring Paddington Bear. He lives in Barrington, Rhode Island, with his wife, author Zoë B. Alley.
Karen Jankel, Michael Bond's daughter, grew up with Paddington Bear. Her many visits to the hospital when she was young inspired this book. She lives outside London with her husband and three children.