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Game Type          : Educational Compendium; Ages 7-9

Author             :

Standalone Release(s)   : 1983: PADDINGTON'S SHOPPING MIX-UP, Collins, £9.95

Compilation Release(s) : None

Stated compatibility    : Electron

Actual compatibility    : Electron, BBC B, B+ and Master 128

Supplier            : COLLINS. No further information.

Disc compatibility     : CDFS E00, DFS E00




"This pack consists of a Paddington illustrated storybook and a cassette to run on your home computer.


"One day Paddington set out from number 32 Windsor Gardens and as usual, he had a label round his neck with his name and address on it in case he got lost on the way.


"So starts the shopping adventure of Paddington. Join him and help Paddington make the sums work out in the end.


"The programs continue Paddington's adventure and provide practice in simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.


"The programs are: GROCER * WHICH * DOUBLES * SUMS * LABELS."


One day, Paddington set out from number 32 Windsor Gardens as usual to do the morning shopping.


And, as usual, he had a label round his neck with his name and address on it in case he got lost on the way.


With his blue duffle coat, his old hat, his shopping basket on wheels and the label, he was a well known figure in the Portobellow Road and all the traders waved to him as he went past.


His first stop was at the greengrocer's barrow. There he bought four apples, five oranges and a lemon, making ten items in all.


Next, he went to the baker's for some buns. Paddington always had his 'elevenses' with his friend, Mr. Gruber, and he bought four buns - two for himself and two for Mr. Gruber.


Paddington was a very careful shopper and once outside the baker's shop he checked all the things he'd bought so far against his list in order to make sure he had the right number - fourteen.


His next stop was at the grocery shop where he bought a packet of coffee, making fifteen items in all.


Finally, he stopped outside the Supermarket where he always bought his marmalade. They had a special offer of two jars for the price of one, which sounded very good value indeed.


While he was reading the notice he ate an apple. All the shopping had made him feel hungry.


Paddington stayed chatting in the Supermarket rather longer than he had meant to, and when he came outside again he nearly fell over backwards with surprise. Instead of there being one shopping basket on wheels parked on the pavement, there were four. Worse still, he couldn't remember which was his and they all looked alike.


Paddington looked at his list again. He felt sure Mrs. Bird wouldn't be at all pleased if he arrived home with the wrong shopping.


Then he had an idea. Counting his two jars of marmalade he should have seventeen items altogether. It would be a simple matter to add up the number of items in each basket in order to find out which was his.


But the first basket he tried only had fourteen items, making sixteen in all; and the second one had twenty three...


...whereas the third basket contained twenty-two and the fourth thirty. None of them made up a total of seventeen. It was all very strange.


Then he remembered. Before he went into the Supermarket he had eaten an apple, so he only had sixteen items. His basket must have been the one he tried first of all.


Out of the corner of his eye he could see people watching him.


"Oh, dear!" he said to the world in general. "I'm in trouble again!"


Paddington was very late reaching Mr. Gruber for 'elevenses' that morning.


"I'm afraid it will be more like 'twelveses', Mr. Gruber," he said sadly, as he told his friend of all the things that had gone wrong.


"We mustn't let that happen again," said Mr. Gruber. "I think I know what to do. You have a label around your neck to show where you live. Why not put one on your shopping basket to show who it belongs to?"


Paddington thought that was a very good idea. And because Mr. Gruber had a packet of twelve labels, that meant there were eleven left over, so - taking away the four buns they had just eaten for their 'twelveses' - it would leave just enough to put one on each of the things he'd bought that morning.


But Paddington found he had made a mistake with his adding up. There was one apple left without a label.


So on the way home he ate it - just to put things right!



Instructions' Source   : PADDINGTON'S SHOPPING MIX-UP (Collinsoft) Booklet


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