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Mr. Popper's Penguins is a children's book written by Richard and Florence Atwater, with illustrations by Robert Lawson, originally published in It tells the. Newbery Honor book is both tender and funny. Read Common Sense Media's Mr. Popper's Penguins review, age rating, and parents guide. Mr Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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He dreams about faraway places, and he writes to the great Admiral Drake. The Admiral writes back and gives him a surprise - a real penguin, which he names Captain Cook. Captain Cook lives in an icebox. He grows, but his health is deteriorating. He writes to an aquarium, who also has a female penguin in the same condition. Popper gets sent the other penguin, named Greta. Captain Cook and Greta are happy together, and they live together.
However, both cannot fit into an icebox, so Mr. Popper opens the window so that the winter breeze will fill the house. Popper eventually has someone build a freezing plant in the basement. As he is only a painter, he does not have a lot of money, and this is hard for them. Greta starts to lay eggs. The story itself is lovely fun with only a couple of domestic violence against penguin scenes; perfect for reading outloud.
View all 6 comments. I was really looking forward to re-reading Mr. Good thing that I was able to make up for that omission now, in late middle age!
House painter Mr.
Popper has always longed to be a polar explorer; after a letter to Antarctic explorer Admiral Drake, the admiral ships Mr. Popper a clever Gentoo penguin. The new arrival, dubbed Captain Cook after the English explorer, proceeds I was really looking forward to re-reading Mr.
The new arrival, dubbed Captain Cook after the English explorer, proceeds to change the lives of the Popper family in every way.
I completely enjoyed Mr. I believe that, even 70 years later, children would still love this book — and its intelligent, gentle penguins. The latter has never been out of print. Please see if you agree with me that the authors of Mr.
Dec 03, Mariel rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I made all my pets read this to try and make them understand that they need to support ME for a change.
It's not a good book for getting the good life, unfortunately. It's cute enough, though. It was cute in a good way, not the "Wild hijinks ensue! I think birds cause an awful lot of problems. It was good that the book took that problem seriously. I also liked that Mr. Popper was obsessed and got into the spirit of his hobby. I love to know that kind of stuff about people.
I've fallen "in love" with places like that all of the time. View all 11 comments. Aug 30, Jessica rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have been aware of this book's existence since I was a kid, but somehow I never got around to reading it. The past few months the kids and I have been on an "animal stories" kick for our bedtime reading, but of course we like funny animal books, not dead dogs and horses, so I turned to this.
What a little gem! I honestly didn't know what this book was about, except for what you can glean from the title there's a guy, named Mr.
Popper, he has penguins. The story of how he gets the penguins, a I have been aware of this book's existence since I was a kid, but somehow I never got around to reading it. The story of how he gets the penguins, and what they do to take care of them, is delightful! What also brought it to my attention was that it is illustrated by my beloved Robert Lawson!
So cute! And the short chapters are perfect for bedtime reading. We were actually able to read 2 chapters every night, in 15 about minutes. Aug 24, Manybooks rated it it was ok Shelves: Popper's Penguins for the first time, the ending, with the penguins being sent to the Arctic just absolutely and totally rubs me the wrong way, Now I never did read Richard and Florence Atwater's Newbery Honour winning novel Mr.
Popper's Penguins for the first time, the ending, with the penguins being sent to the Arctic just absolutely and totally rubs me the wrong way, to the point that my emerging enjoyment of the rest of the novel even with its datedness and issues of gender stratification has sadly been completely rendered null and void. Popper's penguins being sent to the Arctic is basically a case of having an invasive animal species artificially transplanted into the Arctic, into a cold environs, yes, but still into an environment that for all intents and purposes is not the penguins' home and native land and where they might very well and even likely negatively interfere with native Arctic bird species like dovekies, puffins, razorbills and the like.
And while in , the problems, the potential and serious consequences of invasive animal and plant species were of course not yet a commonly considered issue and as such a scenario to be avoided, I just have not been able to read Mr. Popper's Penguins without my late 20th and early 21st century eyes, without my ever increasing personal annoyance at the havoc invasive species have caused and are still causing to and for ecosystems around the world to be able to read and appreciate this novel and especially with its ending as simply a fun and engaging classic animal tale because I just do NOT even remotely understand why Admiral Drake and by extension Mr.
Popper could not have taken the Penguins to the Southern Hemisphere, to the Antarctic, the southern reaches of South America, to an area where penguins are meant to live, are endemic and native. And thus, albeit I do feel a bit guilty and apologise to readers who love and adore Mr. Popper's Penguins , only two stars for me, as the ending, as where the penguins end up being sent, really does make me continuously cringe on a biological and ecological level, the fun and humour, the gentle entertainment of the story quite majorly and wholly, utterly notwithstanding and that Mrs.
Popper is seemingly absolutely fine with her husband basically being gone for years is also a bit strange, but actually, while this does somewhat bother me, it does not chafe even remotely as much as the fact that the penguins are being sent to the North, to the Arctic. My Four-Year-Old is just beginning to be interested in having chapter books read to her.
But as she gets stressed out by conflict of any sort, it's kind of tough finding good candidates for her.
This is a winner. For those of you who haven't read the book, the basic premise is that a house painter who spends his off-hours reading about and writing to explorers in the South Pole receives a penguin in the mail from one of those explorers. Since his work is over for the winter, he becomes very in My Four-Year-Old is just beginning to be interested in having chapter books read to her.
Since his work is over for the winter, he becomes very involved in the comfort and care of said penguin and the eleven other penguins that quickly follow. In the end, he transforms his basement into an ice rink an idea my daughter wholeheartedly supports, by the way , and spends more than his wife ever thought possible on fish and canned shrimp.
I won't tell you how an out-of-work house painter manages to pay for all that wouldn't want to spoil the ending , but I will say that the process is highly entertaining for all involved. I found myself looking forward to each night's installment of Mr.
Popper nearly as much as The Four-Year-Old. Although I personally found the ending to be highly improbable, The Four-Year-Old saw nothing at all the matter with it--except for that little bit of unpleasantness with the policemen and firemen--and has spent many a happy evening reenacting the finale in the bathtub.
And now, if you will excuse me, I need to go read Mr. I promised her I would as soon as I finished writing the review. Excerpted from review posted on my blog: View all 5 comments. Jan 17, Emily rated it liked it Shelves: I remember loving this in third grade when the school librarian read it aloud to our class. Decided to try it on the seven year-old, who likes animal stories, and was curious to see if I'd still like it at this late date.
Yes, but not as much.
This time around, I thought it got off to a slow start, and it struck me that it would be odd today for the main human character in a children's book to be an adult, although the rumpled, absent-minded, polar-fanatic house-painter Mr.
Popper is hardly a I remember loving this in third grade when the school librarian read it aloud to our class. Popper is hardly a typical grown-up. His children, Janie and Bill are rather shadowy undeveloped characters in the background -- I don't think we're even told how old they are.
I enjoyed how Mrs. Popper, a deeply practical and house-proud woman, takes the disruptions the penguins bring into the Poppers' lives with calm aplomb -- it would have been all too easy for the author to make her entirely cross and full of complaints about penguins living in the ice-box, playing in snowdrifts in the living room, etc.
The penguins themselves are charming. In the story, rather too many random people on the street express complete ignorance of the existence of such birds "What are those, puffins? Surely in penguins were just as much a staple of zoos and pop-culture as they are now -- but judging by this book, maybe not. View all 3 comments. Feb 26, Christina DeVane rated it it was amazing Shelves: I think I love this book so much because I loved it as a kid. The ending is a little weird in that he leaves his family to go live with the penguins for awhile.
Aug 30, Mari Anne rated it it was ok Shelves: There has apparently been a resurgance in interest in this childrens' book since I have been seeing it everywhere I go. Since I never read it growing up I thought I would give a read. The ending totally turned me off of the book altogether the father leaves for the Arctic for a year or two with barely a good-bye. Maybe that was the whole problem I had with the book. The father was There has apparently been a resurgance in interest in this childrens' book since I have been seeing it everywhere I go.
The father was so obsessed with the penguins that his family always came in second. This might seem cute and funny in a children's make believe story but in the real world when a parent spends their last dime on a hobby or obsession to the detriment of their family it just isn't so funny. Nov 06, Meghan rated it did not like it. I am sure it's because I'm too old to come to the book for the first time - my 4yo loved it until the end - but I couldn't get past the dumb dumbness of the whole situation.
View 2 comments. May 29, Kressel Housman rated it it was amazing Shelves: My son the nature-lover, who is not as avid a reader as his brothers, is a die-hard fan of this book. His enthusiasm began in school when his teacher read the book to his class, and before she could finish, he persuaded me to bring it home to read at bedtime.
It's the charming and often funny story of an ordinary house painter who dreams of Antarctica. When he receives a penguin as a surprise gift, the adventures begin! The book was written in the 30's, but it really transcends time. A fun follo My son the nature-lover, who is not as avid a reader as his brothers, is a die-hard fan of this book.
A fun follow-up to "March of the Penguins!
Jan 01, Paul J. This was a fun book to read, which I valued for it's good old-fashioned lifestyle and language, and the imaginative and hilarious plot. It's one of those older books that are popular with kids for a reason, and adds a little fun to life.
View 1 comment. Oct 30, Kim rated it it was ok Shelves: I couldn't keep reading because I kept thinking that the penguins could never survive in such a hot climate and Discovery Channel realism was intruding on the lighthearted nature of the story.
May 07, Kimber rated it it was ok Shelves: This inspired a much better film. What I liked the most was how well the beginning pages illustrates how the Law of Attraction works!
Poppers is immersed in his desire penguins and Antarctica. So he reads about it, thinks about it, dreams about it, watches films about it, listens to a radio show about it This is the correct formula that Law of Attraction teaches and how perfect for children He holds his desire from a place of happiness very This inspired a much better film.
He holds his desire from a place of happiness very important and he is not bothered at all by reactions from others that may trip him up like his wife who is always worrying about money. But the plot gets a little haywire as soon as the penguins become entertainers. So, Poppers gets into despair. This wasn't really what he wanted. Then he seems to get back on track while remembering his original desire: But this was rather puzzling!
I mean, why? Couldn't it be a logical conclusion for him that if the polar bears could eat us, they could also eat the penguins? I think this rather strange turn of events hurts the story.
I mean he got his wish, but as a children's book it fails because children are learning science and they would naturally want to learn more about penguins and why they DON'T live at the North Pole and that would be rather depressing explaining to them that penguins have never known predators-- so lets introduce them to a place where there are other animals who would prey on them and see if they survive?
Oct 19, The Library Lady rated it really liked it Shelves: Mr Popper is a mild mannered house painter who loves to listen to radio programs about penguins. Only "Captain Cook" gets lonely, and needs a mate, so the Admiral sends "Greta".
Soon there are 12 penguins living in the Poppers basement. And times are tough and the Poppers don't have much money to feed those penguins. What to do? This is a warm, funny, old fashioned family story that makes a wonderful read aloud. Su Mr Popper is a mild mannered house painter who loves to listen to radio programs about penguins. Sure to be loved by penguin lovers of all ages!
Review written in 2nd grade: This is a very good book of a man that got one penguin in a box. After that he got one more. Then the new penguin got babies. There were ten penguins after the babies came. In the end of the book he goes to the south pole.
If you want to know all the funny sic that happens to the Popper family, read the book. You can get it [in] our library. I read this when I was eight or nine, and I remember really enjoying it. Feb 09, Courtney rated it really liked it.