Thursday, March 8, 2018

Mr. Putter and Tabby Spill The Beans

Mr. Putter and Tabby Spill the Beans (Mr. Putter and Tabby #18) Cynthia Rylant. Illustrated by Arthur Howard. 2009. 44 pages. [Source: Library]

First sentence: Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, lived next door to Mrs. Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke. They were all good friends and neighbors. They liked doing things together. They took long walks. They had tea. And sometimes they tried new things. The new things sometimes worked out. And sometimes they didn't.

Premise/plot: The NEW thing in Mr. Putter and Tabby Spill the Beans is a cooking class. It is Mrs. Teaberry's idea. The cooking class is ONE HUNDRED DIFFERENT WAYS TO COOK BEANS. Mr. Putter doesn't want to know more than one way, and that might be stretching the truth. What he wants is an ice cream soda. The adventure really only happens because they bring Tabby and Zeke with them to class...

My thoughts: Mr. Putter and Mrs. Teaberry are DELIGHTFUL characters. I love them both. I'm so glad they're such good friends and neighbors. I also really LOVE their pets Zeke and Tabby. They can always be counted on for a good laugh. There is JOY to be had in this early chapter book series by Cynthia Rylant.

© 2018 Becky Laney of Young Readers

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