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Mr. Putter & Tabby stir the soup
Publication Information:
San Diego : Harcourt, 2003.
Physical Description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Reading Level:
AD 480 L Lexile
Added Author:
Mr. Putter and Tabby go to their neighbor's house to make soup, but Zeke the dog makes it very difficult for them.


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Paperback book EASY READER RYL 1 1
Paperback book EASY READER RYL 1 1

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Mr.Putter and Tabby's plans to cook a pot of homemade soup goes to the dogs--thanks to Mrs.Teaberry's pet, Zeke.ALL TITLES IN MR PUTTER AND TABBY SERIES HB: 9780152562557 Mr. Putter and Tabby Pour the Tea 9780152562595 Mr. Putter and Tabby Walk the Dog 9780152002053 Mr. Putter and Tabby Bake the Cake 9780152002459 Mr. Putter and Tabby Pick the Pears 9780152562533 Mr. Putter and Tabby Fly the Plane 9780152010591 Mr. Putter and Tabby Row the Boat 9780152002442 Mr. Putter and Tabby Toot the Horn 9780152017866 Mr. Putter and Tabby Take the Train 9780152017873 Mr. Putter and Mr. Putter and Tabby Paint the Porch 9780152024086 Mr. Putter and Tabby Feed the Fish 9780152024147 Mr. Putter and Tabby Catch the Cold 9780152026370 Mr. Putter and Tabby Stir the Soup 9780152002411 Mr. Putter and Tabby Write the Book 9780152024260 Mr. Putter and Tabby Make a Wish 9780152050672 Mr. Putter and Tabby Spin the Yarn 9780152060756 Mr. Putter and Tabby See the Stars 9780152060695 Mr. Putter and Tabby Run the Race 9780152050702 Mr. Putter and Tabby Spill the Beans 9780152067151 Mr. Putter and Tabby Clear the Decks 9780152050719 Mr. Putter and Tabby Ring the Bell 9780152064150 Mr. Putter and Tabby Dance the Dance 9780152060633 Mr. Putter and Tabby Turn the Page

Author Notes

Cynthia Rylant was born on June 6, 1954 in Hopewell, Virginia. She attended and received degrees at Morris Harvey College, Marshall University, and Kent State University.

Rylant worked as an English professor and at the children's department of a public library, where she first discovered her love of children's literature.

She has written more than 100 children's books in English and Spanish, including works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her novel Missing May won the 1993 Newbery Medal and A Fine White Dust was a 1987 Newbery Honor book. Rylant wrote A Kindness, Soda Jerk, and A Couple of Kooks and Other Stories, which were named as Best Book for Young Adults. When I was Young in the Mountains and The Relatives Came won the Caldecott Award.

She has many popular picture books series, including Henry and Mudge, Mr. Putter and Tabby and High-Rise Private Eyes. (Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 3

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-When Mr. Putter and Tabby finally have everything they need to prepare a favorite recipe, old Bessie the stove won't cooperate. Off they go to Mrs. Teaberry's house, but her dog Zeke has different plans for the visiting cooks. Exuberant drawings complement this satisfyingly silly romp. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Horn Book Review

When Mr. Putter's stove breaks, he and his cat Tabby go next door to make soup while their neighbor Mrs. Teaberry is out. However, her pesky dog runs them both ragged, so when Mrs. Teaberry returns, she finds the soup unfinished and Mr. Putter and Tabby asleep. Expressive illustrations add to the humor of this twelfth book about the elderly companions. From HORN BOOK Spring 2004, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Booklist Review

K-Gr. 2. From the format to the gently comic story to the cozy, freewheeling artwork, everything works in this twelfth book in Rylant's series about grandfatherly Mr. Putter and his favorite companion, his orange-colored tabby cat. Mr. P. is all set to make soup, but his stove, Bessie, isn't cooperating. His sweet, elderly neighbor, Mrs. Teaberry, offers her cooker while she goes out for the day, but Mrs. Teaberry's dog, Zeke, has plans for the surprised houseguests--and they don't involve cooking. Tender, funny, and absolutely delicious. --Stephanie Zvirin Copyright 2003 Booklist

Table of Contents

1 Soup Day
2 Maybe Not
3 Neighbors
4 The Bother
5 Soup
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