Start your new reader off on the right track with these endearing books! The set includes Mr. Putter and Tabby Pour the Tea, ...Pick the Pears, and ...Bake the Cake (a Christmas cake).


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Mr. Putter and Tabby - Set One

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Cynthia Rylant
Illustrated by Arthur Howard
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Oh, how I love these books! Just perfect for newish readers (they're harder than Hop on Pop by Seuss but not really very hard), these books are a faultless mix of endearing characters, engaging illustrations and relatively simple language. As a parent, I actually enjoy reading these stories over and over again, which certainly isn't the case for most easy reader books I have seen. What I love about these books is dear sweet Mr. Putter. He is like a ten-year-old boy (full of mischief and sparkle) trapped in an old man's body. Just to give you an example, in Mr. Putter and Tabby Pick the Pears, Mr. Putter wants to pick the pears in his old pear tree but his cranky old legs can't climb the ladder. Complaining to Tabby, his rickety, old cat, about his age, he sits down to think how he can get those pears down. Suddenly he knows - he can make a slingshot out of his underwear and shoot the pears out of the tree.

He sets to work and is soon shooting at the pears with wild abandon. Unfortunately he isn't very good at hitting the pears and soon he has lobbed all the windfall apples from his apple tree (he was using the apples to hit the pears) over his house and into his neighbor's yard. The next day, he sits down with Tabby, mourning his lack of pears, when who should appear but his neighbor Mrs. Teaberry carrying a big basket of apple goodies. She just can't understand why, but that morning when she woke up her yard was littered with apples and she couldn't resist making an apple feast.

Obviously, I can't tell you the plot of all of the Mr. Putter books (you might turn into Mr. Putter before I was done); but trust me, they are all just as sweet as the last. I laugh or smile every time I read any of these books. They are a winsome lot! If I were you and I had a soon-to-be-reading person around the house, I'd stock up on these books. I can't imagine any other books I'd rather watch my new reader struggle with. Reading Mr. Putter books is like having a kindly Grandpa live next door - they only make life richer!

This set consists of the following items:
  Mr. Putter & Tabby Bake the Cake (1)
  Mr. Putter & Tabby Pick the Pears (1)
  Mr. Putter & Tabby Pour the Tea (1)

(Ages: 3 - 8 years)

#721 - Paperback Books - 38 pgs each
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