Paddington at the Seaside begins: “Today,” said Mr. Brown at breakfast one bright, summer morning, “feels like the kind of day for taking a young bear to the sea-side. Hands up all those who agree.” So, the Browns pack up the motorcar and drive off. Wearing his signature hat (usually red, but here green) and a long toggle coat (usually blue, here brown). Paddington carries a sailboat, a net, shovel and pail, and a small case, perhaps filled with his stash of marmalade.
Featured image: Fred Banbery. “After his swim, Paddington settled down in a deckchair to dry out,” In Michael Bond. Paddington at the Sea-Side. London: Collins, 1975. After some hectic adventure, Paddington falls asleep in a beach chair, his marmalade jar, and spoon carefully placed on the blanket.
See Michael Bond. Paddington at the Sea-Side. Illustrated by Fred Banbery. London: Collins, 1975; Paddington Treasury, Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1999