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Mr. Putter And Tabby Take The Train (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Mr. Putter & Tabby) School & Library Binding – April 1, 2000


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 and up
  • Grade Level: 1 and up
  • Series: Mr. Putter & Tabby
  • School & Library Binding: 44 pages
  • Publisher: Turtleback (April 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0613262395
  • ISBN-13: 978-0613262392
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,143,180 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 1-3-Mr. Putter and his cat, Tabby, are friends and neighbors of Mrs. Teaberry and her bulldog, Zeke. When Mrs. T suggests taking a train ride, they load up games, binoculars, doggy lollipops, and a blanket for naps, only to discover that pets are not allowed. Undaunted, Mr. Putter and Mrs. Teaberry go home and return to the train station, having hidden Tabby and Zeke in a picnic basket and knapsack. They sneak the animals onboard and enjoy a wonderful trip. The charm and whimsy of this story are marred only by the devious behavior of the adult characters, which sends the message that it is acceptable to disregard rules that are not to one's liking. If the friends did not want to leave their creatures at home, they could have found another activity. That said, the narrative is endearing for its humor and for the lively illustrations that capture both the lovable personalities of Tabby and Zeke and the affection showered on them by their indulgent owners.
Diane Janoff, Queens Borough Public Library, NY
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Booklist

Elderly Mr. Putter has mixed emotions about elderly Mrs. Teaberry's ideas, which are sometimes rather peculiar, involving "running fast or wearing feathers." But this time her suggestion of a train ride, with their respective pets in tow, seems perfect. Unfortunately, the ticket agent isn't enthusiastic: "Pets can't go on trains." Is this the end of what could be a wonderful day? Certainly not. Mr. Putter comes up with a mischievous idea of his own. As in their previous books together, Rylant and Howard accomplish a lot in a few pages--good comedy, good characterizations (wonderfully depicted in Howard's sprightly art), and a nicely controlled vocabulary, all of which combine to make this a delightful easy-to-read choice. Stephanie Zvirin --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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

The illustrations are perfect.
R. McClintock
This book is a charming addition to the series, and one especially good for kids who love vehicles/trains as my little boy does.
L. Larock
The characters are endearing and good models.
boy crazy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Patterson on July 3, 2006
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I love Cynthia Rylant books. I collect them by the dozens for use in my classroom. I was a little concerned with this book because the character was sneaky in getting his pet on the train. I don't like to give my children the idea that it is okay to be sneaky to get by the rules. I'm not sure that I will put this one on my shelf.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By L. Larock on February 23, 2006
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I love the Mr Putter books as well as Cynthia Rylant's work in general. This book is a charming addition to the series, and one especially good for kids who love vehicles/trains as my little boy does. **However, if you're trying to be super-careful about what moral messages you send your kids, you should know the plot before you buy this story. Pets are not allowed on trains, so Mr Putter & Mrs Teaberry _smuggle_ Tabby and Zeke onto the train with them. Not so good for teaching kids to respect rules...**

The bottom line: I read this book with my son because we both enjoy it, but eventually he will start to notice how Mr Putter breaks the rules and we'll have to have a discussion about it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Susan Komenda on October 9, 2013
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I love the series of Mr Putter & Tabby, but this particular book was a little disturbing in the fact that the story has the characters break the rules. They are told pets are not allowed on the train, so they go home and devise a way to sneek their pets onto the train. I was surprised when I was reading this book to my 3 year old grandson. I did not really know what to say when we discussed the story. Breaking the rules is not something that I think should have turned out so wonderfully in this story.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mary Ann Daland on May 31, 2007
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I'm a hard core Cynthia Ryland fan, and the Mr Putter series is my favorite of her prolific works. I love how she brings older people (Mr Putter and his delightful neighbor) to life, and shows their passions and yearnings, and their humanity... in ways that kids can understand and relate with.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Calebini on December 19, 2012
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My granddaughter and I like all Mr. Putter stories, and Mr Putter and Tabby Take the Train is probably our most favorite. I personally like the idea of banana crunchies, eaten in the company of dear Mrs. Teaberry, with our pets, sleeping or tossing the window shade! Excellent story and for those who disapprove of "flexing" rules--my advice, take this story as fiction at its best; kids understand we would not be able to sneak pets aboard a moving train! (most likely) but it does make for fun reading!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By boy crazy on December 11, 2012
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I found this book at a thrift store and bought it because my son loves trains. These books are my favorites. The stories are so evocative and full and simple at the same time. How rare to find a series of books for children about older people. The characters are endearing and good models. I can't say enough good things about these books. I hope to collect all of them before my boys outgrow them.
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Awesome illustrations, funny stories, lovely characters....my two nephews and niece love them. My ten year old nephew still reads them, even though he has moved on to the likes of Eragon and Harry P.
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