On 13th October 1958, an unforgettable new character emerged. He appeared in a book created by Michael Bond, who at the time did not realise what a success this new addition would have.
His name was Paddington. He was a bear. Wearing an old hat, carrying a battered suitcase (which has secret compartments so it carries more than it looks like it can hold), a duffle coat and a love of his favourite – marmalade, Paddington came from deepest, darkest Peru. He moved in with the Brown family.
Paddington bear has since become a classic character in English Children’s Literature.
To coincide with the release of the second film based on this loveable character, Ravensburger have produced a jigsaw.
The puzzle depicts Paddington holding his marmalade sandwich and showing his love of London. I was given the opportunity to review the same.
This jigsaw has 1000 pieces and is created with Ravensburger’s oustanding premium quality.
The puzzle is boxed and the pieces are in a sealed bag inside.
Behind this premium puzzle, made in Germany, is Ravensburger’s Softclick Technology. This is a unique manufacturing process, based on decades of experience, that allows the pieces to click together in a soft way. Each jigsaw is made from specially formulated cardboard, developed especially for Ravensburger, which has museum graded embossed paper place on top, allowing a reduction in glare. This maintains the colour brilliance of every image.
I love Paddington Bear and have grown up with his stories, as have my daughter and grandchildren. My grandson and I enjoyed making this puzzle and it was great fun seeing Paddington appear as each piece was fitted.