By Richard Atwater, Florence Atwater

A vintage of yank humor, the adventures of a home painter and his brood of high-stepping penguins have thrilled teenagers for generations. "Here is a booklet to learn aloud in teams of every age. there isn't an additional or lost note within the complete story."--The Horn Book. Newbery Honor booklet.

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I'm hoping your birds have been insured, Popper,” he stated. “How a lot have been they worthy? good, let’s pass up and glance. ” “You move up, Papa,” acknowledged Mrs. Popper. “Bill, you run out of the theater and contact the police to come back and check out to avoid wasting of our penguins. ” “I’ll cross get the fireplace department,” stated Janie. while the firemen, with a good clanging, got here and organize their ladders in order that they may get in during the window of Mr. Swenson’s dressing room, they have been a bit vexed to discover that there has been no hearth in any respect. besides the fact that, once they came across six black-mustached seals, sitting barking in the midst of the room, with twelve penguins parading gaily round them in a sq., they felt higher. Then the policemen got here of their patrol, and climbed up the ladder which the firemen had left opposed to the construction. by the point they too got here during the window, they can scarcely think their eyes. For the firemen had positioned firemen’s helmets at the penguins, which made the thrilled birds glance very foolish and girlish. Seeing the firemen so pleasant with the penguins, the policemen clearly took facets with the seals and positioned policemen’s caps on them. The seals seemed very fierce, with their lengthy black mustaches and black faces beneath. The penguins less than their firemen’s helmets have been parading in entrance of the policemen, whereas the seals, of their policemen’s caps, have been barking on the firemen, whilst Mr. Popper and Mr. Swenson ultimately opened the door. Mr. Popper sat down. His aid used to be so nice that for a second he couldn't converse. “You policemen had larger get your hats off my seals now,” stated Mr. Swenson. “I obtained to move down at the degree and end the act now. ” Then he and his six seals slipped out of the room, with a number of parting barks. “Well, goodbye, ducks,” stated the firemen, regretfully removal their helmets from the penguins and placing them all alone heads. Then they disappeared down the ladder. The penguins, after all, desired to stick to, yet Mr. Popper held them again. simply then the door flew open, and the theater supervisor burst into the room. “Hold that man,” he shouted to the policemen, pointing at Mr. Popper. “I have a warrant for his arrest. ” “Who, me? ” stated Mr. Popper, in a daze. “What have I performed? ” “You’ve damaged into my theater and thrown where right into a panic, that’s what you’ve performed. You’re a disturber of the peace. ” “But I’m Mr. Popper, and those are my appearing Penguins, well-known from coast to coast. ” “I don’t care who you're, you haven’t any company in my theater. ” “But Mr. Greenbaum goes to pay us 5 thousand money for every week on the Regal. ” “Mr. Greenbaum’s theater is the Royal, now not the Regal. You’ve come to the incorrect theater. besides, out you move, you and your appearing Penguins. The patrol is ready outdoor. ” bankruptcy XIX Admiral Drake SO MR. POPPER, with Captain prepare dinner, Greta, Columbus, Louisa, Nelson, Jenny, Magellan, Adelina, Scott, Isabella, Ferdinand, and Victoria, used to be bundled into the patrol wagon and hustled off to the police station. None of his pleas may circulation the table sergeant.

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