Synopses & Reviews
Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, love reading their favorite books over and over. So when Mr. Putter sees a sign at the library that says andldquo;Read Aloud with Your Pet at Story Time,andrdquo; he signs up! But then Mr. Putterand#39;s friend and neighbor, Mrs. Teaberry, wants to join. If Mrs. Teaberry brings her good dog, Zeke, to the library, who knows what will happen? With Zeke up to his usual tricks, story time might get too exciting! This volume in the beloved Mr. Putter and Tabby series was named a Geisel Honor Book by the American Library Association.
"Large font, plenty of white space, and a clean design encourage independent reading and make the humor pop."and#8212;Horn Book
"Beginning readers will enjoy seeing these familiar characters express themselves on and off the dance floor."and#8212;Booklist
"As usual, droll, understated watercolors illustrate the pair's tour of popular attractions. . . . Who knows where on earth [duck] and Dodsworth will end up next, but let's hope we find out soon."
"The poetics of restraint could not be better displayed."
"From the Dodsworth series, another fine, funny book for beginning readers or for reading to younger children."
A Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book
andquot;A sweet and nicely different take on the pleasure of reading.andquot;
andquot;A perfect selection for storytime or anytime sharing.andquot;
andmdash;School Library Journal
andquot;In the 20 years since the Mr. Putter and Tabby series began, its signature combination of storytelling, wit, and humanity have made it a staple of the beginning reader section.andquot;
andquot;This new offering is tailor-made for children who are ready for books they can read independently with confidence . . .Full-color, detailed watercolor illustrations show a welcome cast of ethnically diverse characters.andquot;and#160;and#160; -- Kirkus Reviews
andquot;This friendly, multicultural neighborhood is where many children liveandhellip;or wish they lived.andquot;and#160; -- Kirkus Reviews
andquot;Short chapters, heavy on dialogue, emphasize the growing relationships among friends and family, and clear, emphatic statements suit this selection for beginning readers ready for a slightly more developed story line.andquot;and#160; -- School Library Journal
andquot;Full-color, detailed watercollor illustrations show a welcome cast of ethnically diverse characters. This new offering is tailor-made for children who are ready for books they can read independently with confidence.andquot;
andquot;Ink-and-watercolor illustrations provide helpful visual cues while capturing the autumnal atmosphere and the distinct facial expressions of the multicultural cast...This approachable story will be rewarding for kids just getting into independent reading.andquot;
Mr. Putter and his cat, Tabby, along with Mrs. Teaberry and her dog, Zeke,and#160;try ballroom dancing in the newest installment ofand#160;Cynthia Rylant'sand#160;ever-popular early reader series.
Mr. Putter knows what he likes, and dancing is not on the list. But his neighbor Mrs. Teaberry has been watching ballroom dancing on TV! She talks the reluctant Mr. Putter into coming along for an evening at the Crystal Ballroom, along with fine cat Tabby and good dog Zeke, of course. The ballroom is full of sparklesand#8212;and surprises. What a wonder!
Dodsworth and his misbehaving duck paland#160;visitand#160;Tokyo in this Green Light Readerand#160;editionand#160;of the chuckle-filledand#160;Dodsworth series.and#160;
Dodsworth and the duck are headed for Japan!and#160;But will duck be on his best behaviorand#160;in a landand#160;of customs, manners, and order?and#160;Or will Dodsworth have to say sayonara to the duck before the trip is through?and#160;Readers will enjoy finding out as theseand#160;two unlikely traveling companions make their way through Tokyo.and#160;Short sentences, clean design, and gemlike little paintings of the Land of the Rising Sun make it easy for newly independent readersand#160;to enjoy the journey.
Welcome to the neighborhood!and#160;Join twins Jada and Jamal, and their best friends, Carlita and Josh, for Bradford Street'sand#160;fall block party. Beginning and newly independent readers are in forand#160;a surprise of prehistoric proportions as they explore this fun-filledand#160;multicultural neighborhoodand#160;brimming with community spirit.and#160;and#160;
This installment in Cynthia Rylant and Arthur Howardand#39;s beloved Mr. Putter and Tabby series takes the dynamic duo to the library for storytime.
This Geisel Honor-winning addition to the belovedand#160;Mr. Putter and Tabby series takes the dynamic duo to the library for storytime.
About the Author
JERDINEandnbsp;NOLENandnbsp;is the author ofandnbsp;the Bradford Streetandnbsp;Buddies easy reader series and numerous picture books includingandnbsp; Raising Dragons, Thunder Rose, Plantzilla, Harvey Potterand#39;s Balloon Farm, and the recentlyandnbsp;published Ireneand#39;s Wish. Sheandnbsp;is a teacher and lives in Ellicott City, Maryland.andnbsp;andnbsp;MICHELLEandnbsp;HENNINGERandnbsp;lives with her family in Arvada,andnbsp;Colorado, in the foothills of theandnbsp;Rockyandnbsp;andnbsp;Mountains. She is the illustrator ofandnbsp;andnbsp;the Bradford Street Buddies easy reader series and The First Easter Day, a picture book by Jill Roman Lord.