Mr. Putter and Tabby Paint the Porch

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Mr. Putter finds it a challenge to paint his front porch in the presence of his cat Tabby and his neighbor's dog Zeke.

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Editorial Reviews

Diane Janoff
...a perfect choice for any weather.
School Library Journal
From The Critics
If you have a young reader at your house. . . visit . . . the nearest library or bookstore to check out this delightful series.
Home Education Magazine
If you have a young reader at your house... visit ... the nearest library or bookstore to check out this delightful series.
Home Education Magazine
If you have a young reader at your house. . . visit . . . the nearest library or bookstore to check out this delightful series.
Children's Literature - Children's Literature
Spring is in the air and when Mr. Putter and Tabby settle down on the porch to read a good story, Mr. Putter seems distracted. The porch needs to be painted. He gets a can of pink paint and sets to work. Suddenly an inquisitive squirrel lands on the railing and Tabby can't resist giving chase. What a mess; the porch is covered with pink spots. Mr. Putter's friend and neighbor Mrs. Teabury offers to help and they decide to cover the pink spots with blue paint. That plan goes awry when Mrs. Teabury's dog spots a chipmunk and gives chase. Now there are pink and blue spots all over the porch. Never, fear they come up with a plan and undaunted, Mr. Putter finally gets the porch painted and they all settle down for a good story. Rylant has created another warm and amusing story for kids just beginning to read books on their own. They will chuckle at the animal antics and benefit from the repetition and visual clues in Howard's amusing illustrations. 2000, Harcourt, Ages 6 to 9, $13.00. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
Gr 1-2-Told in four chapters, this gentle tale exudes warmth and understated humor. Mr. Putter embarks on a spring porch-painting project, only to be foiled when Tabby chases an inquisitive squirrel and Mrs. Teaberry's dog pursues a chipmunk, resulting in pink and blue footprints all over. Later, they all have a good laugh when a pink squirrel and a blue chipmunk run by. The text and illustrations convey the affectionate relationship between Mr. Putter, his cat, and their neighbors. The clearly rendered illustrations primarily done in greens, pinks, and yellows and outlined in pencil make this easy-reader a perfect choice for any weather.-Diane Janoff, Queens Borough Public Library, CLASP Office, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
From the Publisher

“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
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Product Details

Meet the Author

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. Visit her website at

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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