Mr. Popper's PenguinsConsumer Rating
- Number of Pages: 160
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
A classic of American humor, the adventures of a house painter and his brood of high-stepping penguins have delighted kids for generations."Here can be a book to study aloud in groups of all ages. There is not an extra or misplaced word inside the complete story."Newbery Honor Book."--"The Horn Book.
More than 60 years have not dated this wonderfully absurd tale--it still makes kids (and parents) laugh out loud. Most of all, he wishes he had observed the Poles, and spends his spare time between house-painting jobs reading all about polar explorations. (Ages 5 to 10) --Richard Farr Classic chapter-a-night fun."Their adventures while on tour are hilarious, with numerous slapstick moments because the penguins disrupt other acts and invade hotels. From one penguin living inside the icebox, the Popper family grows to include 12 penguins, all of whom should be fed. Poor Mr. Popper isn't exactly unhappy; he just wishes he had seen a thing of the world before meeting Mrs. Popper and settling down. Therefore is born"Popper's Performing Penguins, First Time on Any Stage, Direct from the South Pole. Admiral Drake, in response to Mr. Popper's fan letter, sends him a penguin; life at 432 Proudfoot Avenue is never exactly the exact same once more.
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