What has happened to poor Paddington? Lying on the back in the garden, he apparently has lost his memory! Paddington has to go to hospital urgently! This emergency has to be treated at once, as Paddington has not only lost his memory, he has a dislocated shoulder, too. Moreover, he whistles somehow strangely. When Paddington comes round after his operation, he has forgotten the word for tea, but slowly his memories come back.
In hospital he feels happy and contented and the next morning he is already able to walk around the ward visiting the other patients. When he learns about their different illnesses, he is glad that he already feels much better. The reason why Paddington has had to go to hospital is found out soon enough, because Mr. Brown has found a bent piece of wood when mowing the lawn.
This book is suitable for children between 4 and 7 years of age.
Michael Bond was born in Newbury, Berkshire on 13 January 1926 and educated at Presentation College, Reading. He served in the Royal Air Force and the British Army before working as a cameraman for BBC TV for 19 years. In 1997 he was awarded the OBE for his services to children’s literature.
Picture book illustrator and author R.W. Alley has illustrated more than one hundred children’s books, including the popular Paddington Bear books by Michael Bond. The most recent book is the novel Love From Paddington (Harper, 2014).