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Mr. Putter & Tabby Pour the Tea [Hardcover]

By Cynthia Rylant (Author)
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Item Specifications...

Pages   44
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.03" Width: 6.58" Height: 0.39"
Weight:   0.59 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Mar 30, 1994
Publisher   Harcourt Children's Books
Age  6-10
ISBN  0152562559  
EAN  9780152562557  

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Item Description...
Mr. Putter gets an old cat to share his life with him

Publishers Description
"The gentle, affecting first volume introduces elderly Mr. Putter, who decides that a cat will keep him from feeling lonely. Rylant's texts reflect admirable concern for brevity and meticulous consideration of every word. They are in perfect sync with Howard's expressive sketches, which slip abundant visual jokes into sunny, transparent watercolors and gouaches, and fluid pencil and pastel scribbles."--Publishers Weekly

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More About Cynthia Rylant

Cynthia Rylant Cynthia Rylant is an author and librarian who has written more than 100children's books, including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Several of her books have won awards, including her novelMissing May, which won the 1993Newbery Medal, andA Fine White Dustwhich was a 1987Newbery Honorbook, and two of her books areCaldecott Honor Books.
Diane Goode has illustrated over 50 beloved and critically acclaimed picture books, including the New York Times best seller, Founding Mothers and the Caldecott Honor Book, When I Was Young in the Mountains.

Cynthia Rylant currently resides in Portland, in the state of Oregon. Cynthia Rylant was born in 1967.

Cynthia Rylant has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Annie and Snowball
  2. Brownie & Pearl
  3. Cobble Street Cousins (Paperback)
  4. Growing Reader: Level 3
  5. Henry & Mudge Books (Pb)
  6. Henry & Mudge Books (Simon & Schuster)
  7. High-Rise Private Eyes (Paperback)
  8. I Can Read - Level 2 (Quality)
  9. I Can Read Books: Level 2
  10. Lighthouse Family (Paperback)
  11. Little House (HarperTrophy)
  12. Mr. Putter & Tabby
  13. Mr. Putter & Tabby (Paperback)
  14. Poppleton (Paperback)
  15. Poppleton Everyday (Paperback)
  16. Puppy Mudge
  17. Reading Rainbow Books
  18. Ready-For-Chapters (Pb)
  19. Ready-To-Read - Level Pre1 (Quality)
  20. Ready-To-Read Annie & Snowball - Level 2 (Cloth)
  21. Ready-To-Read Annie & Snowball - Level 2 (Quality)
  22. Ready-To-Read:
  23. Ready-To-Read: Level 2
  24. Ready-To-Read: Level 2 Reading Together
  25. Ready-To-Read: Pre-Level 1
  26. Scholastic Reader: Level 3

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Read them all!  Mar 7, 2008
This is the first book in a wonderful series about an older man who finds companionship with a pet. My daughter is now 7 and we began reading these when she was 4 or 5. Even though she reads at a level well beyond this, she still asks me to read these books to her. They are sweet and charming and I think help children to see older people in a very sympathetic way. They are all terrific books and we own the entire series. I look forward to enjoying them all over again when my three year old is ready.
A delightful tale about rediscovering the joy of living through companionship  Mar 20, 2007
This is a story about a fundamental human need, that of companionship. Mr. Putter is an old man who lives alone, has muffins in the morning and tea in the afternoon. He works in his yard during the day, but there is no one to do it with. Therefore, Mr. Putter decides to get a cat.
He goes to a store, but all they have is kittens, which have too much energy for him. The clerk suggests that he go to a shelter, which he does. While there, he finds an old yellow cat whose bones creak; hair is thinning and appears to be a little deaf. All characteristics shared by Mr. Putter.
Once he gets the cat home, he names him Tabby. They hit it off immediately, becoming the best of friends and Mr. Putter is once again enjoying life. It is a charming book with a powerful and correct social message about how the elderly live their lives.
Our Favorite Beginning Reader Series  Mar 20, 2007
I am currently raising my third daughter through the beginning reader phase. It is very hard to find books that are engaging enough for a bright child during this stage of developement. I find this series has more in the way of a plot than Rylant's more popular "Henry and Mudge" series. My 2 older daughters who are now 12 and 14 begged me to by as many Mr. Putter and Tabby books as I can for their 6 year old "baby sister". We are a household of avid readers, and this is our favorite beginning reader series.
Companionship  Nov 1, 2002
My mom and I absoutly love this book! It's so cute how he's lonely and he wished for some company. So he goes out to the pound and finds the perfect cat. With similar qualties as him. From then on they do every thing together. They drink tea, eat muffins, sing opera, tell stories, garden, took long walks, take naps, and grow old together. Tabby knew just what Mr.Putter was going to do next. Mr.Putter knew exactly where Tabby was going to sleep next. It's just such a sweet story about the love Mr.Putter has for this cat and the love the cat has for him.
A Beautiful Story of Companionship  Jul 29, 2002
The Mr. Putter and Tabby series are the sort of books that I would have loved to have when I was a beginning reader. I know that I would have read them over and over again to no end, even once they began to fall apart from constant use. That's why I am so glad that Mr. Putter and Tabby are around now while my youngest brother is learning to read. The non-repetitious, non-rhyming storytelling contained within the books makes them a pleasure to read continually, unlike many other easy-reader books. And in my opinion, the Mr. Putter and Tabby books are a step in front of Ms. Rylant's Henry and Mudge collection, due to the fact that, in their own way, they create an appreciation for the elderly as the reader comes to love Mr. Putter, the aging main character whose only companion is his cat, Tabby.

In Mr. Putter and Tabby Pour the Tea, the first book in the series, Mr. Putter comes to know Tabby. During the first chapter, Mr. Putter expresses the feelings of loneliness and the desire for companionship that the elderly so often have. Thereafter, he chooses to adopt a cat, and the story continues to describe the affection they gain towards each other.

Mr. Howard's cartoon-style illustrations greatly enhance this wonderful story, which is written in such a format to be used as either a 3-chapter book for the beginning reader, or a bedtime story that is longer in length, opening into a possible discussion with your child about the significance of friendship in the elderly person's life. Either way, the Mr. Putter and Tabby books would be a great find for emerging readers' shelves. Like having a kindly old grandpa next door, they only make life richer!


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