By Richard Atwater
A vintage of yank humor, the adventures of a home painter and his brood of high-stepping penguins have overjoyed young ones for generations. "Here is a publication to learn aloud in teams of every age. there's not an additional or lost be aware within the entire story."--The Horn Book. Newbery Honor e-book.
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Popper, “the decorating season is over. I have painted all the kitchens in Stillwater; I have papered all the rooms in the new apartment building on Elm Street. ” Mrs. Popper sighed. “I sometimes wish you had the kind of work that lasted all year, instead of just from spring until fall,” she said. ” “No, indeed,” said Mrs. Popper firmly. “Last year you painted the bathroom four different times, because you had nothing else to do, and I think that is enough of that. But what worries me is the money.
The delighted penguin was indeed marching. With little pleased nods of his handsome black head he was parading up and down the inside of the bathtub. Sometimes he seemed to be counting the steps it took — six steps for the length, two steps for the width, six steps for the length again, and two more for the width. “For such a big bird he takes awfully small steps,” said Bill. “And look how his little black coat drags behind. It almost looks as if it were too big for him,” said Janie. But the penguin was tired of marching.
Let’s see,” said Mr. Popper, as he removed all the food and set it on the kitchen table. ” The penguin jumped up onto a chair and from there onto the edge of the table, flapping his flippers again to recover his balance. Then he walked solemnly around the table, and between the dishes of food, inspecting everything with the greatest interest, though he touched nothing. Finally he stood still, very erect, raised his beak to point at the ceiling, and make a loud, almost purring sound. “O-r-r-r-r-h, o-r-r-r-h,” he trilled.