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Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, like sharing music with their neighbors, Mrs. Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke. But when Mrs. Teaberry decides they should join a band, Mr. Putter isn’t so sure. He doesn’t even play an instrument. Neither does she. But they aren’t going to let that stop them!

Mr. Putter's neighbor, Mrs. Teaberry, decides that they should join a band, but finding the right one isn't as easy as it sounds--for them ...

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Overview

Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, like sharing music with their neighbors, Mrs. Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke. But when Mrs. Teaberry decides they should join a band, Mr. Putter isn’t so sure. He doesn’t even play an instrument. Neither does she. But they aren’t going to let that stop them!

Mr. Putter's neighbor, Mrs. Teaberry, decides that they should join a band, but finding the right one isn't as easy as it sounds--for them or their pets.

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Mr. Putter and Tabby love music, especially opera, while Mrs. Teaberry, their neighbor and best friend, loves country music the best. She decides that they should join a band, even though Mr. Putter is concerned because he doesn't play a musical instrument. Bribed by Mrs. Teaberry's desserts, Mr. Putter puts his lips to a horn, but toot as he might he just can't make music. All ends well with Mrs. Teaberry plucking country songs on her mandolin for an appreciative audience-Mr. Putter and Tabby. A delightful, easy-to-read story that presents grandparent-aged characters in positive and amusing situations.
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K-Gr 2When Mr. Putter and his next-door neighbor Mrs. Teaberry decide to join a band, they soon learn that sometimes the best harmonies are found through friendship. Unsuccessful at finding the type of music that would appeal to them and their pets, Mrs. T suggests that they form their own band. Mr. Putter attempts to learn to toot a horn but ends up using it to hold up a tomato plant instead. His friend is more talented, and she is soon able to pluck away at a mandolin. The pair realize that while the dream of a band is lost, they can enjoy Mrs. Teaberry's music together. Beginning readers will enjoy the short chapters that introduce a variety of musical terms including brass, jazz, opera, and Irish jig. The pencil-and-watercolor drawings are well suited to the story and are filled with subtle humor. The pastel hues that dominate the artwork reflect the story's smooth tone and summery setting. Once again, this duet has hit all the right notes.Maura Bresnahan, Topsfield Town Library, MA
From the Publisher
"Winsome and warmhearted, these books could become instant favorites.”—Publishers Weekly
"These winning stories are enriched by energetic, humorous illustrations.”—Boston Globe
"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
"Once again, this duet has hit all the right notes.”—School Library Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780152002442
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/28/1998
  • Series: Mr. Putter and Tabby Series , #7
  • Pages: 44
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.65 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.41 (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 in the Pacific Northwest. 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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