Mr. Popper's Penguins

Atwater, Richard

Paperback - 2009
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Mr. Popper's Penguins
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The unexpected delivery of a large crate containing an Antarctic penguin changes the life and fortunes of Mr. Popper, a house painter obsessed by dreams of the Polar regions.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2009
Edition: 1st rev. pbk. ed
ISBN: 0316058432
9780316058438
Branch Call Number: J FIC A
Characteristics: 138 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.

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The unexpected delivery of a large crate containing an Antarctic penguin changes the life and fortunes of Mr. Popper, a house painter obsessed by dreams of the Polar regions


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Jan 08, 2015
  • pplarel rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My favorite book as a child! Very sweet and funny. Read aloud to my class and they loved it as well.

Jul 08, 2014
  • babyjo rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

it was better than movie

Jul 02, 2014
  • alperkins rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A true classic that warms the heart and tickles the funny bone!

Apr 16, 2013

Great book read it more than 5 times already

Feb 06, 2013
  • MabbooStrike rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I thought this book was amazing. When reading it I was addicted to the book. After I was done the chapter I was reading, I was really excited to read the next chapter. I really enjoyed the book.

Aug 07, 2012
  • vincentrox rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book is very fun to read. I enjoyed every minute of it.

Jun 20, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

soooo good to watch and enjoy with the whole family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jun 19, 2012
  • samihanaimah rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I read this to my younger sister and she loved it. Lol i want to watch the movie though!

May 20, 2012

I just took this book out.

Jan 06, 2012

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Jun 20, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"[doorbell]
Tom Popper: Ooh, hey! gosh thought you guys would never get here, Its Great!
[squawk]
Billy:Penguins! Yes!"

Jun 20, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

[Phone rings]
Voice on the phone: Thomas, your father left you something.
Tom: So where was he?
Voice on Phone: Antartic."

Jun 20, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Tom Popper: Dear Lord, thank you for the food we are about to eat. Please use your mighty power, to stop the melting of the polar ice caps. Amen.
[penguin squawks]"

Jun 20, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Tom: When did I ever disappoint anybody.
Janie, Billy, Mrs. Popper:[all speak together]My birthday, father's day, Our anniversary.
Tom: hmmmmmm.."

Jun 20, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Tom: Who is ready for big weekend at Dadssss..
Janie: I don't want to go.
Tom: Its going to be fun.
[Billy kicks football in to Tom's groin]"

Jun 20, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Tom Popper: I don't like you...I don't need you...
[penguins snoring]
Tom Popper: I don't want you in my life!"

Jun 20, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Tom Popper: Yeah Absolutely."

Jun 20, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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"Reader: Pull yourself together. Your house is full of penguins.
Tom Popper: I know... [Halucinating Laugh]

Jun 20, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Tom: Hey kids check this out!!
Tom Popper:[Dancing with penguins to the tune of Ice Ice Baby]In.
Shuffle - fall - step
Shuffle - fall - lunge
Step - ball - chain, step - ball - chain
Word.
[penquin squawks as he falls]"

Jun 20, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Tom: I am a dream weaver pippy. Make them believe in a dream and they will buy anything."

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Jul 02, 2014
  • alperkins rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Polar-obsessed house painter Mr. Popper is delighted to received a surprise gift from Admiral Drake- a live penguin! One penguin lead to another- and another- and another! Eventually the Popper family is given fame and fortune because of their talented animal family

Jun 20, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Thomas "Tom" Popper Jr. (Jim Carrey) is a divorced realtor whose father traveled to many far places around the world during his childhood. He uses methods of experiencing adventures to get CEOs of businesses into selling their buildings to Popper's real estate company. When his father dies, his last will asks for his son to be given a souvenir from his last adventure. Sometime later a crate containing a gentoo penguin (Captain) shows up at his doorstep. After the penguin annoys him Mr. Popper tries to send the penguin back to the crew of Captain Popper. Eventually, due to a miscommunication with a crewmember of Captain Popper, more penguins arrive (Bitey, Stinky, Lovey, Nimrod, and Loudy), bringing the total to six. Popper initially intends to donate the penguins to a pest control of some sort, but changes his mind when his children, Janie Popper (Madeline Carroll) and Billy Popper (Maxwell Perry Cotton), think that the penguins are Billy's birthday present. That night Mr. Popper meets with New York Zookeeper Nat Jones (Clark Gregg), who asks Mr. Popper for the penguins having been tipped off by Popper's assistant for a pest problem. Popper tries to stall him by asking him to collect the penguins another time. Nat Jones agrees but not before warning that the conditions in Popper's apartment are not good enough to raise penguins. Popper is forced to pay the board of his apartment to keep the penguins with him in his apartment home.

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