Mr. Popper's Penguins
My story summary
Mr. Popper wants to go to Antarctica but instead he receives a penguin from there which he names Captain Cook.
Captain Cook needs a friend, so Greta arrives. Then a family of penguins is born. Mr. Popper makes a home for the penguins in his house. He freezes water on the basement floor and creates an icebox that they can go in and out of.