Mr. Popper's Penguins - Richard Atwater, Florence Atwater, Robert Lawson

4th Grade

Newbery Honor


Mr. Popper loves the Antarctic and one day hopes to visit. One day an Antarctic explorer named Admiral Drake sends Mr. Popper a penguin. After a while he sends another penguin and before Mr. Popper knows what is happening he has several penguins living with him. He installs a big ice box for the penguins to live in and trains them to perform. This book could be used in a small group. It could also tie into a history lesson about Antarctica and where it is located. You could also talk about what kinds of animals live in the Antarctic.