Mr. Popper's penguins : a pop-up book / by Richard and Florence Atwater ; [illustrated by Karin Williams].

The unexpected delivery of a large crate containing an antarctic penguin changes the life and fortunes of Mr. Popper, a house painter obsessed by dreams of the polar regions. Features pop-up illustrations, pull-tabs, and flaps.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Atwater, Richard.
Other Authors: Atwater, Florence., Williams, Karin, (Illustrator)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Little, Brown, c1993.
Edition:1st ed.
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Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Aside from the alliterative appeal of a pop-up Mr. Popper, it's hard to see how the children's classic benefits from this particular format. From the arrival of a penguin at the Popper home through the household's adjustments to the formation of Popper's Performing Penguin touring show, the key episodes of the original receive hasty--needfully abridged--treatment. Despite the condensation, a great deal of text crowds the pages, lessening the book's fascination for younger readers. Older readers, on the other hand, will probably not be impressed with the paper engineering. Most of it lacks sophistication (pull a tab, and a penguin flaps its wing or sleds down a hill); in some places it's just silly (one pull-tab makes a penguin descend a slide--but only halfway). At no point, however, do the illustrations sustain the amount of text. Stick with the real thing. Ages 6-10. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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