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Mr. Putter & Tabby Make a Wish Hardcover – August 1, 2005


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 4
  • Lexile Measure: 570L (What's this?)
  • Series: Mr. Putter & Tabby (Book 14)
  • Hardcover: 44 pages
  • Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books (August 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0152024263
  • ISBN-13: 978-0152024260
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,897,393 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Starred Review. PreSchool-Grade 2–In the 14th adventure in the series, the bumbling yet endearing Mr. Putter wants to celebrate his birthday even though he thinks he's too old for such things. He calls to invite his good friend and neighbor Mrs. Teaberry to tea, and she keeps him waiting in order to surprise him with an enormous cake with dozens of candles, balloons, and a model-airplane kit. Mr. Putter enjoys the surprise and proclaims it was worth the wait. Howard's pencil, watercolor, and gouache illustrations continue to capture the feelings and emotions of the characters, especially as Mr. Putter impatiently waits for his guest to arrive. The humor in the illustrations as well as in the text will keep readers glued to the pages. The story is great for reluctant readers since the chapter-book format, short sentences, and mix of illustrations and text per page are perfectly balanced.–Sandra Welzenbach, Villarreal Elementary School, San Antonio, TX
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[star]"The humor in the illustrations as well as in the text will keep readers glued to the pages."--School Library Journal (starred review)

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

More About the Author

Cynthia Rylant is the author of numerous distinguished novels and picture books for young readers. In addition to her beginning-reader series: Henry and Mudge, Poppleton, and Mr. Putter and Tabby, as well as her Cobble Street Cousins early-chapter series, she is also the author of the Newbery Medal-winning Missing May, the Newbery Honor Book A Fine White Dust, and two Caldecott Honor-winning picture books.

Customer Reviews

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Happy Birthday Mr. Putter!
Melissa Sack
The humor comes to you through the story and the drawings.
Mother of Two
The pictures make it essential for keeping their interest.
Sharlene Drake

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mary L. Abels on September 15, 2005
Format: Hardcover
My son and I loved Mr. Putter & Tabby Make a Wish. Like all of the other Mr. Putter & Tabby stories, the book focuses on the kindness of friendship, and points out that no matter how old a person gets, they still feel like a kid inside.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Sack VINE VOICE on October 25, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Mr. Putter really wants to have a party for his birthday but he thinks that he is too old. He waits and waits for his friend from next door to come over with a surprise! When she arrives he finds that his birthday wish has come true. She brought cake, balloons and a gift! Happy Birthday Mr. Putter!

The cartoon- like illustrations in the book are really funny. Tabby is a cute kitty that always has a cute expression on her face.

This is a great book for early readers. There are pictures on every page and only a few sentences to each page as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Olearnek on August 26, 2008
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My son has recently began wanting more complicated books when we are reading and I found these while searching on Amazon. I purchased them and am very pleased.

The story line is simple but follows a natural, building progression that some of the other "early readers" lack. The short simple chapters have allowed me to introduce a more advanced format to my son and I feel has really enabled him to progress to more complicated story concepts.

I am looking forward to picking up the rest of the series and would definately recommend it to others.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 21, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
My daughter loves the Mr. Putter series because they have (very short) chapters and seeing Tabby's antics on the page are almost as good as watching cats on youtube. I love them because they are always quiet and calm and depicts great messages like 'think of special ways to make someone else more happy' and 'find pleasure in simple things'. The message in this book is that patience is rewarded mixed with go the extra mile. Some of the other books in the series have more of a plot that not even I could guess what would happen on the next page and this one kind of just kills time in a plodding way but if you're already into the series you'll appreciate it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nancy J. Hostetter on October 10, 2007
Format: Paperback
This is one of a series of Mr. Putter books. I am a teacher and my first through third graders love this old man and his cat. I find that Mr. Putter and his neighbor Mrs. Teaberry with her dog, Zeke, help children to appreciate older people and to understand what aging involves.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on December 17, 2006
Format: Paperback
I loved these books about Mr. Putter and is cat. They were the books i learned to read from. I always asked for the new ones that came out and read them all the time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Loretta Silva on September 2, 2009
Format: Paperback
This book is wonderful for children. I checked several books stores, but it was not in any of them. I was so glad to order it from Amazon.
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