When I was looking up the authors of MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS for the Wednesday Words, I found… this money management site’s teaching guide to MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS.
Yes, I am serious. And I quote:
Remind students that Mr. Popper used credit wisely. He was able to use credit for goods and services even though he did not have enough money to pay for them at the time. He made an agreement with the engineer to pay him when he got the money. Then Mr. Popper fulfilled his agreement by paying the man as soon as he got the first paycheck for the Performing Penguins.
Challenge to the readers: can anyone think of a more pathetic pedagogic use of a completely awesome book?
Also: I had to make up a whole new category for this post, yet I am extremely hopeful about the opportunity to use it again. It seems replete with possibilities that are almost guaranteed to be interesting.