In 1958, William Collins & Sons (Harper Collins as it's known today) was presented with Michael Bond’s drafts of a very special book. They commissioned an illustrator called Peggy Fortnum and the very first Paddington book, 'A Bear Called Paddington' was published. Michael Bond, the creator of Paddington Bear says of the little bear, '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 with which we humans surround ourselves.' We are thrilled to bring you this handpicked selection of official limited edition artwork featuring the nation's favourite bear, all beautifully framed.
The Paddington Art Prints promotion at ACHICA starts at 6.30am Friday 15th June and ends at 6.30am Tuesday 19th June