Most of this story takes place in a little house in a town in America. There was a kitchen upstairs, and they had to close the door because the penguins would always try to go in the kitchen. It had a basement, Mr. Popper made it feel and look like Antarctica.
Fiction – Humor
CHARACTERS / SUBJECT MATTER
Mr. Popper – He likes penguins.
Mrs. Popper – She was a very good housekeeper.
Bill and Janie – The Popper kids.
Captain Cook – Mr. Popper’s first penguin.
Greta- Mr. Popper’s second penguin.
10 baby penguins.
PROBLEM OR CONFLICT
The main problem was Mr. Popper lived in a little house and had 12 penguins and didn’t really know how to raise them. Captain Cook, his first penguin, got really sick. They ran out of money because they had to buy live fish and canned shrimp to feed the penguins. They had to spend a lot of money to keep the basement cold and icy for the penguins.
FAVORITE PART OR CONCLUSION
At first, he trained his penguins to perform in the theater for $5,000 a week. The audience liked the penguins, but Mr. Popper and the penguins were put in jail for disturbing the peace. In the end, the penguins and Mr. Popper went to Antarctica where it was nice and cold.
I thought the book was interesting, especially since he had penguins and it seems really funny to have penguins living in your house. When he went to jail, I felt discouraged. I liked the part where he moved to Antarctica with the penguins.
Mr. Poppers Penguins is a pretty good book. It’s not awesome, but it’s not horrible, so it’s pretty good. I recommend you probably read it.
BOOK REVIEW BY
“Lydia” age 8