Mr. Putter and Tabby Catch the Cold

Mr. Putter and Tabby Catch the Cold

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by Cynthia Rylant
     
 

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Even though Tabby tries to keep him warm, Mr. Putter catches a cold in this cozy addition to the series.

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Even though Tabby tries to keep him warm, Mr. Putter catches a cold in this cozy addition to the series.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A number of familiar characters return in beginning reader sequels. In Mr. Putter and Tabby Catch the Cold by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Arthur Howard, Mr. Putter is miserable: "Colds aren't so much fun when you're old." Luckily, Mrs. Teaberry makes it better with chicken soup, tea with honey and a little help from her bulldog, Zeke.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-Another sweet story about Mr. Putter and his cat. In this title, he goes outside into the snow without his hat and pays the price. He laments that it's no fun getting a cold now that he's an old man. As a boy, he almost enjoyed it because his mother would ply him with hot soup, mint tea, and adventure books. When his neighbor finds out he's sick, she sends her dog, Zeke, over, first with soup, then with mint tea. Finally, she sends him over with his favorite book, an adventure story about a brave dog. Mr. Putter, Tabby, and Zeke huddle in bed and read together. When the book is finished, Mr. P. declares that this is the best cold he's ever had. Howard's watercolor-and-pencil illustrations match the story perfectly and extend the humor in the gentle, easy-to-read narrative.-Lynda S. Poling, Long Beach Public Library, CA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
There is a note of melancholy in this tale from Putterland, a place more typical of mirth and everyday adventures that have sprung a leak. Here, Mr. Putter is laid low by a cold--Howard decks him out with dark circles under his drooping lids and a palpable malaise--and "colds aren't so much fun when you're old," he says to his cat Tabby. You don't have to be over 40 to feel the sting of that sentiment. Nor does it help that, Tabby excepting, Mr. Putter lives alone. So as not to slip ever deeper into the existentialism of it all, Rylant sends Mr. Putter's neighbor, Mrs. Teaberry, to the rescue. Well, she's not allowed over because Mr. Putter doesn't want her to get his cold, so she sends an emissary, her dog Zeke, who shuffles over with chicken soup and then hot tea in a thermos and finally, best of all, an adventure book. All these goodies remind Mr. Putter of those bygone days when he was a kid with a cold, when "he had almost liked colds. He always got spoiled." He gets spoiled again now, but not before that creeping ache has stolen over the story, testifying to the need for friendships, acts of mercy, and simple kindness. A powerful piece of Putter. (Easy reader. 6-9)
From the Publisher

Praise for the Mr. Putter & Tabby series:
Winsome and warmhearted, these books could become instant favorites."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"If you have a young reader at your house who has yet to meet Mr. Putter and Tabby, you will not regret a visit to the nearest library or bookstore to check out this delightful series."--Home Education Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547542393
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Series:
Mr. Putter and Tabby Series
Sold by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
44
Sales rank:
352,056
Lexile:
230L (what's this?)
File size:
26 MB
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Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

CYNTHIA RYLANT is the acclaimed author of more than eighty books for young people, and her novel Missing May received the Newbery Medal. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

ARTHUR HOWARD is the illustrator of the Bubba and Beau series by Kathi Appelt as well as several other popular pictuer books of his own. He lives in New York City.

CYNTHIA RYLANT is a Newbery Medalist and the author of many acclaimed books for young people. She's well known for her popular characters for early readers, including Mr. Putter & Tabby and Henry and Mudge. She lives near Portland, Oregon.   
ARTHUR HOWARD created the lively illustrations for all of the Mr. Putter & Tabby books and has written and illustrated several picture books of his own. He lives in New York City.
 

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Mr. Putter and Tabby Catch the Cold 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story,as usual, for Cynthia Rylant. It does not format properly on the nook. There is essentially a scan of the book with tiny text and then a larger version of the text below that doesnt line up with the original pages. If Nook people read this review, you should try to fix it! Its very confusing for young readers trying to navigate the story!
Tracy Cline More than 1 year ago
cynthia rylant has her way with words! such adorable illistrations as well!
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I love this book By Anna
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is poorly formatted for the Nook as posted by Anonymous on 12-30-11 (3 star review). I planned to use this book to teach 1st graders but now I will archive it on all of our school Nooks. It will only confuse young readers. Hopefully the publisher will fix this book. I love Mr. Putter and Tabby books and wish I could obtain usable copies for the Nook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I luvd the book so much my little sister is always on my nook reading the mr putter and tabby books please help me becuz i can never get my nook to my self
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Jai Huff More than 1 year ago
This is awsome!
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