Paddington Here and Now
by Michael Bond (HarperCollins, 2010); audiobook read by Stephen Fry (Oakhill, 2012)
Fifty-plus years from his first appearance, Paddington Bear remains a chaotic force of nature, his innocence, ignorance and polite, good-natured optimism giving rise to all manner of comic misunderstandings. Stephen Fry voices the characters beautifully. Paddington, it seems, will never grow old.