Insert Favorite Penguin Joke Here
You know, Jen Robinson's recent post about how Central Florida's One Book One Community literacy campaign has selected the book Mr. Popper's Penguins for the 2007 community reading program got me to thinking. With penguins so hip in the media at the moment (whether it's March of the Penguins or the upcoming Happy Feet), why hasn't Richard Atwater's book gotten the Hollywood treatment by now? For that matter, why isn't it appearing on more reading lists. Everybody loves penguins, after all. So I propose that Hollywood get off its bum and circumnavigate the rights to Atwater's classic. Maybe it'd be awful, but it would get a lot more people reading the book, right? Hrm.