Mr. Putter and Tabby Ring the Bell (Turtleback School and Library Binding Edition)by Cynthia Rylant
Dong! Dong! Dong! The school bell is ringing. The fall wind is blowing. Mr. Putter wishes he could go back to school—even for just one day. Then he has an idea: How about a visit during show-and-tell with his fine cat, Tabby? And Zeke and Mrs. Teaberry? The teacher agrees, but there’s one problem. She and the students expect pet tricks. Will/i>
Dong! Dong! Dong! The school bell is ringing. The fall wind is blowing. Mr. Putter wishes he could go back to school—even for just one day. Then he has an idea: How about a visit during show-and-tell with his fine cat, Tabby? And Zeke and Mrs. Teaberry? The teacher agrees, but there’s one problem. She and the students expect pet tricks. Will Tabby and Zeke be able to deliver? Mr. Putter & Tabby Ring the Bell marks the twentieth book in this beloved series, a perennial hit since 1994.
Show-and-Tell will never be the same after Mr. Putter and Tabby and Mrs. Teaberry and Zeke are through.
Fall for Mr. Putter and his cat, Tabby, means crisp air, crunchy leaves and apples. But this year, the ringing of the school bell arouses a longing in Mr. Putter for school days gone by—globes, pencils, erasers. Just then, their neighbor's dog, Zeke, streaks through the yard wearing half a cake on his head and sparks one of Mr. Putter's infamous ideas. With Mrs. Teaberry as his accomplice, the two neighbors are soon scheduled to appear at first grade show-and-tell with their pets and their pet tricks...only Tabby and Zeke are not well known for any tricks. And by the end of the big day, the only trick they have done is a disappearing one: Zeke demolishes the class cupcakes, and then both skedaddle. Still, Mr. Putter gets to enjoy the school smells and sights and, especially, the children. And both he and Mrs. Teaberry enjoy laughing at the worst show-and-tell ever. Howard's pencil, watercolor and gouache illustrations charmingly convey Mr. Putter's longings, the mischievousness of his plan and his delight in being back in school. Rylant's ever-fresh text will gracefully coax emergent readers into independence.
These four neighbors are great company, and their portrayal of aging is sweetly refreshing.(Early reader. 6-9)
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.
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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