Tuesday, May 26, 2009

TUESDAY'S TEACHER TALES FOR TOTS with Professor Bingo's FIRST GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY CLOSED
WINNERS TO BE
ANNOUNCED TODAY!
May 30

MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS
AUDIO BOOK
written by
Richard and Florence Atwater
Read by Nick Sullivan

Oh, where could you have been if you have not read, heard read, read about, or read to someone, MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS??? As the Newbery Medal Honor Book of 1939, MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS resonates today just as it did then. When Richard Atwater died before he finished writing this classic, his wife Florence finished it for him. Together they were honored with the prestigious award. Parents have read this to the children, teachers have taught entire themed lessons around this wonderful classic. IF for some reason you have missed this story, then you are indeed in for a treat!

Mr. and Mrs. Popper live with their two children, Janie and Bill, in a town called Stillwater. Mr. Popper is a fairly good house painter but he does tend to daydream a lot about his favorite topic, Arctic explorers and the ice all around the North and the South Poles. Mrs. Popper and the children don't always understand Mr. Popper's daydreams, but that doesn't seem to bother him. Mr. Popper even wrote to Admiral Drake, who is exploring the South Pole.

Then one day Mr. Popper finds out that Admiral Drake read his letter and is sending him a gift. When a crate is delivered, Mr. Popper opens it and you guessed it, out hops a penguin! Mr. Popper is immediately taken with the little flightless guest and names him Captain Cook! Little Cook is cute, curious, and cunning. This description isn't unusual as one will note there is a good bit of alliteration in the story. However, Captain Cook although he is treated well with the Poppers walking him and fixing their refrigerator for him, still gets rather down and depressed. A call to the local zoo for help brings what the doctor, or the Captain needed...a friend--a female friend named Gerta. She quickly cheers him up and as one can guess, soon the pair of penguins present Popper with presents...eggs that turn into ten happy, hoppy, healthy, house guests! BUT Mr. Popper finds that caring for his LARGE family now takes more money than he has. What to do?

SPOILER ALERT!!!!!

Mr. Popper presents a way for the penguins to not only bring in some money but they become celebrities as well as they are taught to perform and they "hit the road" to become stars. Unfortunately, these stars are only allowed certain places and venues so when jealous fellow performers cause problems, Mr. Popper winds up in jail for going to the wrong theater. Who comes to his rescue? You guessed it! Admiral Drake. It is then that Popper has to make a big decision...let the stars go to Hollywood or with Drake to the North Pole to have penguin families develop there and make Popper's Penguins really happy.

Finally, Mr. Popper does what is best for the penguins and let's them go with Drake. The final surprise comes when Mr. Popper get his long time dream as he is invited to go along too. This is a story from 1939 that was an award winner then and still a winner today. Children still love it, teachers still use it, parents still read it, adults still recall it...so give Mr. Popper a listen on this excellently, lively read, audio book and once again enjoy the charming MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS!


GIVEAWAY
A *SHORT WAIT GIVEAWAY
MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS
AUDIO BOOK
Thank you to Anna and the Hachette Book Group for sponsoring this Giveaway. I have three copies of this audio book to give away.
U.S. and Canadian Entries Only
No P.O. Boxes, Please
*=Enter today and see who wins shortly
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OK, ENTER TODAY, WINNERS ANNOUNCED IN
TIME FOR SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS,
ENTER BY 8 AM,EST, SATURDAY, MAY 30
WINNERS POSTED BY NOON OF THE SAME DAY!
+1 ENTRY for a Comment with your email and your favorite children's book title
+1 ENTRY for a Comment with a post about this Giveaway and the link
+1 ENTRY for being a follower or signing on to follow
+5 Bonus Entries for getting someone from YOUR post about this Giveaway to enter giving your blog's name--you get the +5, they start at the +1 (+5 for EACH person you "refer" from your blog and follows these rules
BUT WHAT ABOUT THE NON-BLOG PEOPLE? THAT ISN'T FAIR!!!!!
+5 Bonus Entries for people who do not have a blog but get a non-blog owner to enter and give me YOUR name that you entered with when they enter (sorry+5 in this category only good for one time)

NOW! IS THAT CONFUSING ENOUGH?
HAVE YOU ALREADY SAID,
"THAT'S TOO MUCH TROUBLE".
IF YOU HAVE, WHERE IS YOUR SENSE
OF FUN AND ADVENTURE?
IT IS A KID'S BOOK....KIDS WOULD DO THIS
AND THINK IT A CHALLENGE AND FUN!


SO, whether you enter once
or who knows how many
entries, it is all for funny little
Mr. Popper and his pals!

GOOD LUCK!



A Special Shout Out To
My Pals At Pudgy's!


THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU WHO
ENTERED AND FOLLOWED MY CRAZY RULES.
I WILL POST THE WINNERS BEFORE
NOON ON SATURDAY, MAY 30!

21 comments:

Kaye said...

A big Hey right back at ya little guy, come over for a visit someday. Maybe we can even get you an appearance gig. I'll pass the word to Miss Nottso Pudgy, Tweeny and Verry Pudgy.( although Verry is hard to get a hold of, he only shows up occasionally). I suppose I'll have to tell Surferguin too but he can tend to be snarky! Pudgy

A Bookish Mom said...

My fave. Children's book is... Lama Lama Red Pajama... It has been my fave. for the past 5 years!

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A Bookish Mom said...

Of course I am a follower...

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Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

My favorite children's book is Wind in the Willows.

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Kitten22 said...

I'm already a subscriber (through Google Reader)!

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rhapsodyinbooks said...

I am entering for my niece Olivia. My favorite children's books are maybe Tommy DePaolo books so I'll go with Pancakes For Breakfast.

And I am a follower!

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

holdenj said...

What a blast from the past. I always loved that book. But one of my most favorite kids books is, of course, Betsy-Tacy.

JHolden955 (at) gmail (dot)com

Thanks!

Cindy said...

My favorite children's book is The Velveteen Rabbit! That was a favorite one for my kids as well. My first Velveteen Rabbit book was given to me by my mom for my children.

I do not have a blog, but I am a faithful follower of yours!

I also subscribe by email so I won't ever miss your blog!

This book looks like such a cute one. I would love to have a copy to read to my grandkids.

Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Luanne said...

My favourite children's book is Harriet the Spy. I carried a notebook around for a whole summer.

And I'm a follower!

email on blog

tutu said...

Please enter me - favorite children's book is Charlotte's Web.

tbranco@hughes.net

tutu said...

I'm a follower too!
Tutu at www.tutus2cents.blogspot.com
tbranco@hughes.net

Belinda M said...

My favorite children`s book is Green Eggs and Ham.

bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

I also follow your blog

janetfaye said...

My favorite is The Little Engine That Could.

I follow.

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Pam said...

I'd love to win this book for my son! Our current favourite book is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. I often have to tuck it in and kiss it goodnight!

melacan at hotmail dot com

Pam said...

New follower

melacan at hotmail dot com

jb said...

I love charlotte's web!
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jb said...

definitely a follower bookie1954 email as follows
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Sue W. said...

My favorite book growing up was Charlotte's Web and also Wind in the Willows. Both were and still are wonderful!
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Sue W. said...

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Sue W. said...

I am definitely a follower.

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