Hi guys! Have you ever noticed how often penguins are featured in literature and movies? There’s Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Madagascar, and even a villain named The Penguin in Batman. There are plenty of options to choose from, and I will be featuring some of my favorites. If you want to learn about penguins in a scientific way, check out my post on All Creatures Great and Small here.
Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater
This book is a really good classic to read. It tells the hilarious adventure of Mr. Popper, who receive penguins and eventually have ten penguins on their hands. He must figure out what to do with the rambunctious little creatures before they take over his life. If you like this book, there is also a movie edition of Mr. Popper’s Penguins that is good as well. I must say though, the movie does not stick to the storyline of the book, but is amusing anyway.
Every Penguin in the World: A Quest to see them all by Charles Bergerman
This book follows Charles Bergerman as he travels across the world to see every species of penguin. It includes science, adventure, and conservation, as he gives you a glimpse into the world of penguins with breathtaking photography and wonderful narrative.
Penguins by Liz Pinchon
This book is about penguins in a zoo who do the same thing every day: sleep, eat, repeat. Their whole world is changed when a little girl drops something into their pen. They soon have a camera that allows them to have a little bit of joy in their life.