Paddington Bear ¦ Paddington's Garden
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Our cover this issue features Tucker and Co., Phil Redmond, Fontana Lions, 0 00 6701 27 X, 85p.
It is also available in hardback from BBC Publications, 0 563 20053 7, £4.50 in March. We are grateful for help from Fontana in putting the book on our cover in full colour. Cover photos, by Douglas Playle, show Todd Carty, Erkan Mustafa, Nadia Chambers, Lee MacDonald, Lee Sparke, Paula Taras and Alison Vettles.
These Paddington stories have been diluted for a younger audience than that of the original books, and have lost the characteristic humour of those longer stories. However, since many children come to know Paddington as a TV character nowadays, they will not know what is lacking in these picture book versions: nor will they miss the charm of Peggy Fortnum's superior illustrations.