By Richard Atwater

A vintage of yankee humor, the adventures of a home painter and his brood of high-stepping penguins have overjoyed little ones for generations. "Here is a e-book to learn aloud in teams of every age. there isn't an additional or lost be aware within the entire story."--The Horn Book. Newbery Honor booklet.

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Popper was so absent-minded was that he was always dreaming about far-away countries. He had never been out of Stillwater. Not that he was unhappy. He had a nice little house of his own, a wife whom he loved dearly, and two children, named Janie and Bill. Still, it would have been nice, he often thought, if he could have seen something of the world before he met Mrs. Popper and settled down. He had never hunted tigers in India, or climbed the peaks of the Himalayas, or dived for pearls in the South Seas.

The service man examined the bill carefully as if he didn’t trust Mr. Popper too much. But at last he put it in his pocket, took a drill from his tool bag, and made five small holes in a neat pattern on the refrigerator door. “Now,” said Mr. Popper, “don’t get up. Wait a minute. ” said the service man. “I suppose now you want me to take the door off its hinges to let in a little more air. ” “Don’t get funny,” said Mr. Popper indignantly. “That is no way to talk. Believe it or not, I know what I’m doing.

Hello, Mamma. Hello, Papa. Hello, Mr. ” “Gracious goodness,” exclaimed Mrs. Popper. ” “Hello, Mr. Popper, up there in Stillwater. Thanks for your nice letter about the pictures of our last expedition. Watch for an answer. But not by letter, Mr. Popper. Watch for a surprise. Signing off. ” “Yes, I did,” Mr. Popper admitted. ” “Well, I never,” said Mrs. Popper, very much impressed. Mr. Popper picked up his little globe and found the Antarctic. “And to think he spoke to me all the way from there. And he even mentioned my name.

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