Rubbing to edges and corners bumped. Spine and covers creased. Spine faded.
Up till now, Paddington has managed to avoid school. But, in this tenth book about his hilarious adventures, the Inspector himself catches up with him and packs him off to school. But after one day, even the teacher wonders whether there is anything he can teach bears.
And Paddington's birthday treat doesn't exactly turn out as the Browns had planned either. A pleasant day at the seaside ends with Paddington flying through the air! And as for his attempts at keeping fit. Well! As always, one thing leads to another.
Now if Paddington has learnt one lesson in life it is that there is a reason for everything. And there is a very special reason for a big surprise at number 32 Windsor Gardens.