5 things Paddington Bear can teach you about life

Paddington's life lessons
Category: Reading

For the close of Book Week Scotland 2014, Scottish Book Trust and Cineworld are hosting Readalong with Paddington events at participating cinemas. Starting with a special bear-themed Bookbug Session for young children, these screenings include singing, reading aloud and goodie bags. Courtesy of publishers HarperCollins, a deluxe edition of A Bear Called Paddington will be given to each child (while stocks last - get there early to avoid disappointment!).

1. Marmalade is one of your five a day.

In Darkest Peru, Paddington’s Aunt Lucy only allows him marmalade on special occasions, but when he comes to London, Mrs Brown lets him have marmalade every day.

2. Duffel coats are always stylish.

Alexa Chung, Jessica Chastain and Paddington Bear – styling it out.

3. Drinking tea from a saucer is fine (even if not done in the best circles)...

Although at one time supping from your saucer was the done thing, in the mid-19th century this began to go out of fashion.

4. ...but standing on the table to eat is not.

No arguments here.

5. Culture is the life and soul of a bear.

Paddington is a great patron of the arts, and is something of a modern artist himself.

Find out all about Book Week Scotland 2014 here. You can join in with a love letter to your library, find your literary love match, and get down to a book event in your area!

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