Our Penguins

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Vacation Program

  • Friday, April 22, 2011
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 6 to 9

Mr. Popper's Penguins is a heart-warming story your great-grandparents might have read to your grandparents. It's still popular. Mr. Popper is a house painter who dreams of adventure. Penguins come into his life and almost take it over. He puts them on the stage (everybody loves penguins), but then realizes they belong in the wild (sort of). Make lots of wooden penguins... the only ones it is fair to play with. (They'll dance, too. Try that with a real bird.) We'll look at the classic story and how much we have learned about penguins since 1938. Save the penguins.

Mr. Popper's Penguins, Richard and Florence Atwater (Illustrations by Robert Lawson) ©1938.

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