Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is such a sweet book. I read it to see if it was suitable for homeschool, and it really is too juvenile for my granddaughter, but it is such a wonderful story that I think I'll have her read it anyway.
Mr. Popper (Casper Milquetoast)loves reading about the South Pole. He even writes to an explorer there and suddenly there's a big box in his house with a penguin in it, straight from the South Pole. The whole family is so excited, but eventually his penguin becomes lonesome and so he gets a female penguin. Eventually there are 12 penguins and the money to feed them is about to run out. Then comes the idea!! If they can train seals, then surely they can train penguins! Thus begins a comical and wonderful adventure story for everyone.
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