Very sad news of the passing of Michael Bond he gave us all the wonderful character in Paddington.

Paddington Bear is one of the most famous and loved bears in the world, his story of being lost at the train station is cherished by the young and young at heart, we are priveliged to include this wonderful bear made especially byRainbow Designs.

Author of Paddington Michael Bond says:

"The great advantage of having a bear as a central character is that he can combine the innocence of a child with the sophistication of an adult. Paddington is not the sort of bear that would ever go to the moon - he has his paws too firmly on the ground for that. He gets involved in everyday situations. He has a strong sense of right and wrong and doesn't take kindly to the red tape bureaucracy of the sillier rules and regulations with which we humans surround ourselves. As a bear he gets away with things. Paddington is humanised, but he couldn't possibly be 'human'. It just wouldn't work."