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Publisher's Summary

The 1938 classic tells the story of Mr. Popper, the small-town housepainter who dreamed of exploring Antarctic regions, and Captain Cook, the redoubtable penguin who turned Mr. Popper's world upside down.
(P)2009 Hachette

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Enjoyed by a sensitive 4 year old and her parents

What did you love best about Mr. Popper's Penguins?

This is a charming story, and our whole family enjoyed it. No scary scenes or anything that might frighten a sensitive child. It was read at a pace that kept my 4 year old engaged with the story.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Our Favorite. So far.

We've had an audible subscription for about one year and this is our favorite story by far. We are ages 3, 7, 38 and 40 and we've listened to it countless times.

The narration is amazing. The story is delightful. As a bonus we were able to tie in some related geography, history and science to our homeschool memory work. Highly recommend!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Fun Story

Between the fun sound effects the narrator includes in his reading and the simplicity of the story itself, "Mr. Popper's Penguins" will be sure to brighten up the afternoon of anyone who enjoys a cute, family friendly, and comedic story.

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great story

my 7 year old listened straight through and cried when it finished because she was not ready to say goodbye to the characters. she wanted to immediately start the book over again. I thought the voice could have been more into it, but he did attempt voices for the characters at least and my child liked listening to him, which is the point. overall it was fantastic and I'm very glad I got it.

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The most amazing book I have ever read

I like this book a lot and it was very adventurous I like that it was a little different in the movie and I would recommend it to people who like adventurous books

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amazing book

The book was perfectly written. Its funny and an amazing book. Indefenetly recommend this book.

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6 year old girl and 4 year old boy enjoy listening

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both my girl and my boy enjoy listening to this story - so it's a winner in this house, or on car rides!

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  • Melissa
  • Ashfield, Australia
  • 02-06-12

A children's classic

A lovely, gently humorous narration of a book beloved by my children; as satisfying as reading the book aloud myself and a much more authentic experience than the movie of the same name.

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  • TracyLH
  • Florissant, MO USA
  • 05-03-10

Well done - fit the time in which it was written.

A teacher read this story in one of my grade school classes many years ago. I enjoyed hearing it again.

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From childhood to age 61– wonderful!!!

I know I read this book as a child and loved it then. And still do, but maybe more so as it was on audible this time. EVERY child should either read, be read to, or listen to audible, of this book. And ditto for adults that are still kids at heart. I listen to books all the time- I really liked the reader.

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  • Rose
  • 09-30-16

Kid Favorite

My daughter (7) loved listening to this in the car. Difficult to adjust to the voice reading it but overall a total success.