by Michael Bond (Author) R W Alley (Illustrator)
Paddington Bear has charmed readers of all ages for almost 60 years! Now part of the I Can Read line, Michael Bond's classic character will delight beginning readers with his curious nature and nose for adventure.
Paddington is thrilled to go to the beach with the Browns. He's never splashed in the ocean or built a sand castle. Outfitted with a new set of beach toys, Paddington seems ready for whatever comes his way. But the biggest surprise of all sweeps Paddington off on a new adventure.
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.
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PreS-Gr 1--Paddington and the Brown family are going to the beach for the first time in this beginning reader. The tide is low, and Paddington is ready for anything...except the big wave that sweeps him out to sea in his pail. The Browns search the beach for Paddington and soon find him near the pier, where a crowd has lured him back to shore. Although there is not a lot of word repetition, the large type font and cheery full-bleed illustrations make this miniadventure accessible to kids who are getting a little more comfortable reading independently but may still need a little help. VERDICT A beloved bear and a seaside adventure make for an appealing addition to any large early reader collections.--Jessica Marie, Salem Public Library, ORCopyright 2016 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.