Thursday, July 28, 2011

Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard & Florence Atwater

Mr. Popper, a painter, spends in his evenings reading about explorations to the North and South Poles. In response to a letter he sent to Admiral Drake, Drake sent Mr. Popper a penguin. What an adventure the penguin turned out to be. However, after some time, the penguin, named Captain Cook, got lonely. Mr. Popper wrote another letter to an aquarium in order to find out what might be the problem. In response, he received another penguin, which they named, Greta. That solved the problem, however, it created a new problem...Soon there were 10 little penguins. Soon, Mr. Popper, who was in need of money in order to buy food for his family, trained the penguins to perform a little show and was able to take them on the road for 10 weeks.
This was such a cute story and an easy read. I really enjoyed it. I recommend that any kid wanting to watch the movie also read the book. This is sure to be a classic that will be in my children’s personal library.

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