A classic of American humor, the adventures of a house painter and his brood of high-stepping penguins have delighted children for generations. "Here is a book to read aloud in groups of all ages. There is not an extra or misplaced word in the whole story."--"The Horn Book." Newbery Honor Book.A classic of American humor, the adventures of a house painter and his brood of high-stepping penguins have delighted children for generations. "Here is a book to read aloud in groups of all ages. There is not an extra or misplaced word in the whole story."--"The Horn Book." Newbery Honor Book.Read Less
This was one of my favorite books to read aloud with my students when I was teaching. I read it to my son, and he plans to share it with his kids when they get older.
Mar 14, 2011
The site's service was excellent. The book arrived quickly and well packaged. It was signed and a great find.
Apr 23, 2009
Childhood favorite to share with grandchildren
This book is great, and the "March of the Penguins " reminded me of it again. I want it to be a traveling book, to share when I visit the grandchildren.
I read it many times as a child, and I know in the last 23 yrs it has been read in the classroom where my children attended.
May 24, 2007
A fun book.
Although I wouldn't consider Mr. Popper and his Penguins to be "classic literature," this book is still a fun read. It is a great kids book without being dumb or slapstick. The plot sails along merrily, and everyone will want to crane their necks to see the pictures of what the penguins are doing next. It deserves a place on the bookshelf.
Publishers Weekly, 1993-02-22 Aside from the alliterative appeal of a pop-up Mr. Popper, it's hard to see how the children's classic benefits from this particular format. From the arrival of a penguin at the Popper home through the household's adjustments to the formation of Popper's Performing Penguin touring show, the key episodes of the original receive hasty--needfully abridged--treatment. Despite the condensation, a great deal of text crowds the pages, lessening the book's fascination for younger readers. Older readers, on the other hand, will probably not be impressed with the paper engineering. Most of it lacks sophistication (pull a tab, and a penguin flaps its wing or sleds down a hill); in some places it's just silly (one pull-tab makes a penguin descend a slide--but only halfway). At no point, however, do the illustrations sustain the amount of text. Stick with the real thing. Ages 6-10. (Apr.)
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