Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Mr. Putter and Tabby Spin the Yarn

Mr. Putter and Tabby Spin the Yarn. (Mr. Putter and Tabby #15) Cynthia Rylant. Illustrated by Arthur Howard. 2006. 44 pages. [Source: Library]

First sentence:  Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, lived next door to Mrs. Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke. Mr. Putter liked Mrs. Teaberry. She was a good neighbor. She made chocolate crunchies and shared with him.

Premise/plot: In this early chapter book, Mr. Putter fears he isn't a good neighbor. In the first chapter, he muses: "All I do is eat Mrs. Teaberry's food," Mr. Putter told Tabby one day. "I should do something nice for her." That something nice he decides to do is to serve the ladies of her knitting club tea. In the second chapter, Mr. Putter and Tabby arrive at the club meeting. It doesn't quite go according to plan. Tabby sees all that yarn--and, well, it takes Mr. Putter's quick thinking to prevent a problem. But Tabby isn't the only potential trouble-maker. Remember Zeke is only a good dog sometimes. Will the club meeting go well?!?!

My thoughts: I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this one. I typically enjoy the series. The fourth chapter in the book, "One Less Potato" has to be one of the most entertaining chapters in chapter book history.

© 2018 Becky Laney of Young Readers

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