Sunday, April 4, 2010

Mr. Popper To Come to the Big Screen

I was excited to read that a film version of Mr. Popper’s Penguins is in the offing.

"Mr. Popper" is the tale of a house painter whose dreams of Arctic exploration prompt him to write letters to real explorers. One of them sends him a penguin, which he keeps in an icebox. Soon, Mr. Popper receives a female penguin from a zoo and before he knows it, he has a litter of 12 beaked birds.

When the penguins start to eat him out of house and home, Mr. Popper forms Popper's Performing Penguins, a stage act that goes on tour and causes mayhem at every stop.

I remember the pictures in that book vividly. When we were kids one of my sisters had a teacher named Mrs. Popper.   She is forever linked in my mind with Mr. Popper.

h/t :  Book Bench