Mr. Popper’s Penguins

Our rating: *****

Although Mr. Popper paints houses, he can’t help but wish he had done some exploring before he married Mrs. Popper. He spends all his spare time reading about famous explorations, and especially about the Poles. One day, in response to a fan letter, Admiral Drake sends Mr. Popper a present: a penguin whom they name Captain Cook. Soon, though, Captain Cook seems lonely, so another penguin arrives: Greta. Soon they have a total of twelve penguins to look after, and Mr. Popper doesn’t have enough money to support them all. The solution to this problem? Popper’s Performing Penguins!

This is a very fun book. Learning how to accommodate twelve penguins in an ordinary household is very hilarious, and I can’t help but chuckle whenever I read about the penguins’ escapades in the theaters.