Mr. Putter & Tabby Fly the Plane

Overview

Mr. Putter loves toys. He’s old and he knows he shouldn’t love them anymore. But he does. His fine cat, Tabby, however, does not. She’s especially bothered by toys that fly. So when Mr. Putter brings home a little toy biplane that’s supposed to really fly, he and Tabby are in for quite an adventure.

Mr. Putter's love of toys is almost as strong as his affection for his cat--but are he and she too...

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Overview

Mr. Putter loves toys. He’s old and he knows he shouldn’t love them anymore. But he does. His fine cat, Tabby, however, does not. She’s especially bothered by toys that fly. So when Mr. Putter brings home a little toy biplane that’s supposed to really fly, he and Tabby are in for quite an adventure.

Mr. Putter's love of toys is almost as strong as his affection for his cat--but are he and she too old to play with a toy airplane?

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Mr. Putter has never outgrown his love of toys so when he sees a remote control airplane in the toy store, well, the urge is just too great. He buys it. After a bit of a struggle, he finally gets it off the ground. Tabby, who has been quite apprehensive, finally begins to relax because she knows her friend is having a wonderful time. Mr. Putter shares his plane with the neighborhood kids and finally gives it away to a shy little boy who reminds him of himself. It's a delightful easy-to-read story that presents a grandparent-aged character in positive light.
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3Those rumpled old friends are back in two new books. In Fly the Plane, Mr. Putter, who still loves toys, realizes his dream of flight with the acquisition of a radio-controlled plane. Tabby is uncomfortable around this noisy new toy but hides her feelings when she sees how happy it makes him. Mr. Putter eventually decides to give his beloved possession to an eager child. Rylant tells her story with clear yet lyrical prose, but the tale itself is a slight one, burdened with too much sentiment and not enough humor. Row the Boat is much better and typical of the series's deft mix of gentle humor and old-fashioned sentiment. On a hot summer day, the two friends are wondering how to escape the sweltering heat. Mr. Putter decides to head for the pond and invites along their neighbors, Mrs. Teaberry and her dog, Zeke. They pack a picnic lunch, rent a rowboat, and end up having a wonderful time. When the walk home leaves them just as hot as before, Mrs. Teaberry knows just the trick to cool them down. This is vintage Mr. Putter and Tabby: simple escapades enlivened by the conviviality of their warm friendship. Howard's colorful cartoons capture all of the fun and the expressions on the faces of the animals and the humans.Marilyn Taniguchi, Santa Monica Public Library, CA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780152010607
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 3/28/1997
  • Series: Mr. Putter and Tabby Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 44
  • Sales rank: 107,349
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: 460L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 8.74 (h) x 0.26 (d)

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 www.cynthiarylant.com .

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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