This book is about a young bear traveling from the Darkest Peru to find someone to watch over him. His original name was one that no one was able to understand. So when the Brown family met him at the Paddington station, they ironically named him Paddington. This book is great for older elementary grades about 4th and 5th grade. I would use this book in my classroom as a joy read, but I would also use it as a way for my students to learn how to research and learn the history of the teddy bear. I could get my students to get on iPads, laptops, or other devices and research the history of teddy bears. Then get them to write a paragraph with their findings.