[set star] “Will keep readers glued to the pages.”School Library Journal (starred)
“Besides being wonderful fun, this is a great way to introduce new readers to the chapter-book format.”Booklist
When Mr. Putter eats twenty-one pineapple jelly rolls, he ends up with a grumbling tummy. Worse, he can’t sleep! A midnight stargazing stroll with Tabby seems to be just the curebut could it be that Mr. Putter and Tabby aren't the only ones still wide awake? See more details below
When Mr. Putter eats twenty-one pineapple jelly rolls, he ends up with a grumbling tummy. Worse, he can’t sleep! A midnight stargazing stroll with Tabby seems to be just the curebut could it be that Mr. Putter and Tabby aren't the only ones still wide awake?
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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My three year old and I love this entire series about an older gentleman and his cat Tabby who lives next door to his friend (also elderly) and her dog. They are 'grandparent-aged' with no children in the plots and the stories are so fun to read. My son is excited every time I bring a new one home. They have 3 to 7 chapters usually, which gives us practice recognizing numbers, but they are still so short that they make perfect bedtime stories. These two friends take on interesting yet fairly realistic adventures together and help each other out and drink tea and cook fun food and snacks for themselves and each other. In this one, Mr Putter is excited that it's the right time of year to make pear jelly and decides it's time to pick the pears, but finds his old knees won't climb the ladder this year. He recalls back to his childhood and makes a homemade sling shot and used fallen apples to try to knock the pears out of the tree. He has so much fun slinging the apples high into the air he forgets all about the pears. The next day his neighbor arrives to share all the homemade apple treats she's prepared with all the apples that 'mysteriously' appeared in her yard. I think we've read almost every story in this series and they have each been entirely delightful. There is a subtle undertone of old fashioned values combined with an appreciation for the older generation as active fun individuals that in no way compromises my son's love for the stories. I've been pleasantly surprised that he finds these as charming as I do. These are true treasures. My son is extra fond of the stories with a train and with an airplane, just because he loves those things, but he's loved every one. I confess we just get these at the library right now, but these would be particularly great in an older child's personal library (that is a child who is actually reading this level of book). They are excellent selections to be read over and over again.