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Mr. Putter & Tabby Ring the Bell Paperback – September 11, 2012


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 4
  • Series: Mr. Putter & Tabby
  • Paperback: 44 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (September 11, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0547850751
  • ISBN-13: 978-0547850757
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 6.1 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #144,556 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

K-Gr 2-Mr. Putter and Tabby are back for their 20th (Harcourt, 2011) adventure in Cynthia Rylant's beloved beginning chapter book series. The crisp fall air and sound of a distant bell make Mr. Putter wistful about school. He devises a plan to get back into school by bringing his lazy cat Tabby and his amenable neighbor Mrs. Teaberry along with her mischievous dog Zeke in for show-and-tell. There's one hitch: the first-grade teacher and students are expecting the decidedly talentless Tabby and Zeke to perform tricks. The pets perform a single trick for the class, with disastrous results, but it's nothing an apology note and a batch of cupcakes can't repair. Narrator John McDonough's deep, regal voice is the perfect embodiment of Mr. Putter. He deftly conveys the mild emotions and ups and downs in the story. An entertaining tale.-Jennifer Verbrugge, Dakota County Library, Eagan, MNα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review

"An amusing fall-flavored offering from the Mr. Putter and Tabby series that’s good for reading aloud or reading alone."--Booklist

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.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Patricia H. Locke on September 13, 2011
Format: Hardcover
My name is Patricia Locke.
I am an elementary school teacher in Safety Harbor, Florida. I have been teaching 23 yrs.
I absolutely love the Mr. Putter and Tabby series. This school year September 2011. My 2nd graders and I read the 1st in the series of books with Mr. Putter and Tabby. This book is part of our 2nd grade curriculum.
The story plot is basically about a man named Mr.Putter who lives all alone. He is sad,he has no one to drink tea and eat scones with.
No one to talk etc.
One day he decides a pet cat maybe the answer to his lonlieness. This is where Tabby enters the series. They become fast friends and the story ends with their lives intermingled their many adventures and both living happily ever after.
I typically would rate this story a 5 and still may.
I had an incident occur after we read the story where I noticed one of my precious little boys with his head down on his desk. He was silently weeping. My volunteer stepped in while I took this child into my office not to embarass him but to find out what was wrong. I soon learned that this little guy, who has 2 terrific parents, was going through some difficulties at home. Though amicable the parents were divorcing. During the Mr. Putter story he told me he became weepy thinking of his Mommy & Daddy being alone when he was with one and not the other on alternate visitation weeks. It broke my heart.I too had 2 sons when we happened to go through a divorce and certainly could relate to thid child's feelings.
I was able to calm this child and talk about all the happy new adventures that he could build. Just as Mr.Putter and Tabby did. I told him that he could write his own story. Dylan and Dad and Dylan and Mom's adventures.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By GP on February 19, 2013
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All of the Mr. Putter and Tabby books are fun reads for early readers. Delightful and not boring for the adults to whom they are read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Teri Fladstol on December 28, 2012
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This is one of those books that my daughter watches for ... she reads it with her grandfather and they both can hardly wait for th next one. She's 15 now and still collects them. Great book series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Suzanne on April 24, 2014
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Absolutely hands down cutest book. If you know an older man, grampa, dad, uncle this book is very cute. Or remind you of someone in your past. Me putter is always falling asleep or eating too much. Tabby is always there to join him. The next door neighbor is together and funny. No one is lonely or scared. It's very sweet. Good for beginner readers too. It repeats everyone's names often do my kids feel pleased to get through pages fast.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By EllaPo on February 13, 2014
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So many Mr. Putter books. Not a single stinker among them. Every single one is sweet, funny and lovely. *I* even look forward to reading them, which I cannot say is true for many books my kids like. We own every single Mr. Putter book and buy them for friends. Solid investment in cute, fun stories that don't treat the child reader like a doofus. Enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By tammenpaul on February 4, 2014
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Mr. Putter and his old cat Tabby go back to school. Great, easy read book for grandchildren. This book will be cared for and handed down to little ones yet to come.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Susan D. Phipps on December 21, 2012
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There must be 18 (20?) Mr. Putter and Tabby books written by Cynthia Rylant by now and I always buy the latest one as they are as much a delight for the adult reader as for the youngster lucky enough to have someone read them for him or her. Funny and interesting.

Reading to a youngster from the earliest age possible is the best way to guarantee reading success, even when a learning disability turns out to be present. If they have the basics of reading it makes it far easier to remediate their reading problems.
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