MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS by Richard and Florence Atwater
Mr. Popper's Penguins is one of the handful of American books for children that has attained the status of a classic. First published in 1938, this story of a housepainter who is sent a male penguin by the great Admiral Drake, and who, thanks to the arrival of a female penguin, soon has twelve penguins living in his house, has amused and enchanted generations of children and their parents.
I actually did not read this book as a child, but I think as a child I would've loved it. Just a lot of sillyness and fun that you can read to the whole family and enjoy! One of the timeless classics that deserve never to go out of print.