by Richard and Florence Atwater
HADYN: Mr. Popper's was a very good story. I liked it very much, because there's a husband, named Mr. Popper and he really like the Antarctic, so he asked for a penguin in the mail. He got a penguin in a box. He liked it and called it Captain Cook. The zoo had a penguin that was a girl and they didn't want it, so they sent it to Mr. Popper, and since it was a girl, it laid lots of baby penguins, and they got tons and tons (maybe 10) penguins. Captain Cook was the father and Greta was the mother and they had a whole lot of penguins and they were great performers so they put them at a stage but at first they were at the wrong auditorium that they had to pay or they had to go to a different theater. You will like it if you read it.
REGAN: We read Mr. Popper's together, and I thought it was a really good book. It started out as Mrs. Popper and Mr. Popper with their two children. They got a penguin from Admiral Drake. They named it Captain Cook. The zoo gave them another penguin named Greta. They had a nest in the refrigerator and they got 12 babies. The penguins liked to walk up stairs and toboggan down. They became a circus act and they even got sent to jail. I thought it was a really good book. That's why I think you should read it.
MARIA: This was a great book to read. Not too hard to follow so Hadyn could follow, but funny enough that Regan stayed interested. It is a Newberry Honors book from 1939. It's a good get kids ready to go to sleep book, which means I loved it :).