It's carnival time Paddington Bear and his friend Mr. Gruber join the festivities by entering the Busy Bee Adventure Trail contest--whoever finds the greatest number of objects starting with the letter "B" wins a prize. They search all along the canals of Little Venice in London where Bicycles, Boats, and Balloons abound. Things couldn't be better. Then Mr. Gruber notices a sneaky-looking boy following them, . Could he be copying their list? Luckily, Paddington has a trick or two up his sleeve. After all, his B is the most important one of all--B for bear, that is. Paddington Bear has charmed readers for nearly forty years. Now, another generation of fans can join the beloved bear from Darkest Peru on a variety of new adventures written by author Michael Bond. R. W. Alley's vibrant illustrations celebrate the classic tradition of Paddington with a fresh, new look.