Friday, January 26, 2018

Mr. Putter and Tabby Catch the Cold

Mr. Putter and Tabby Catch the Cold. (Mr. Putter and Tabby #11) Cynthia Rylant. Arthur Howard, illustrator. 2002. 44 pages. [Source: Library]

First sentence: Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, loved the snow.

Premise/plot: Mr. Putter catches a cold in this early chapter book. Who will take care of him? Perhaps Mrs. Teaberry?! But she surely doesn't want to get sick herself. Good thing she's clever.

My thoughts: I like this one okay. Mr. Putter catches a cold because he goes outside without his hat. It's implied that he gets sick because of the cold, damp weather. This irritated me. You get sick because of germs--not weather. If you have low to no immune system, you might catch cold more easily. But going out without a hat would never be the root cause of a cold. Putting that aside, it is cute that Zeke takes care of Mr. Putter!

© 2018 Becky Laney of Young Readers

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