Mr. Putter & Tabby catch the cold

Cynthia Rylant

Book - 2002

When Mr. Putter catches a cold, his friend Mrs. Teaberry sends over some special treats to help him feel better.

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San Francisco : Harcourt 2002.
1st ed
Physical Description
unpaged : ill
Main Author
Cynthia Rylant (-)
Other Authors
Arthur Howard (illustrator)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Gr. K-2. Mr. Putter has a cold and no one to take care of him. Tabby does her best by sitting on his head to keep him warm, but the sneezing and sniffling go on. A dejected Mr. Putter remembers how nice it was to be coddled when he had a cold as a child. Then good-hearted neighbor Mrs. Teaberry comes through with soup and tea, and her dog, Zeke, picks out a book for Mr. Putter to read. Although this isn't the best of the series, the pleasant humor is present in the art, and the text will resonate with kids who know what it's like to feel dispirited when felled by a cold. Unfortunately, Rylant perpetuates the myth that you can catch a cold simply by going out without a hat. It's germs, Mr. Putter; even Tabby has probably heard that. ((Reviewed November 1, 2002)) Copyright 2002 Booklist Reviews

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

A number of familiar characters return in beginning reader sequels. In Mr. Putter and Tabby Catch the Cold by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Arthur Howard, Mr. Putter is miserable: "Colds aren't so much fun when you're old." Luckily, Mrs. Teaberry makes it better with chicken soup, tea with honey and a little help from her bulldog, Zeke.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

K-Gr 3-Another sweet story about Mr. Putter and his cat. In this title, he goes outside into the snow without his hat and pays the price. He laments that it's no fun getting a cold now that he's an old man. As a boy, he almost enjoyed it because his mother would ply him with hot soup, mint tea, and adventure books. When his neighbor finds out he's sick, she sends her dog, Zeke, over, first with soup, then with mint tea. Finally, she sends him over with his favorite book, an adventure story about a brave dog. Mr. Putter, Tabby, and Zeke huddle in bed and read together. When the book is finished, Mr. P. declares that this is the best cold he's ever had. Howard's watercolor-and-pencil illustrations match the story perfectly and extend the humor in the gentle, easy-to-read narrative.-Lynda S. Poling, Long Beach Public Library, CA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

When Mr. Putter comes down with a cold, Mrs. Teaberry and her lovable dog, Zeke, come to the rescue, in a wonderful story of friendship. Jr Lib Guild. 12,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

When Mr. Putter catches a cold, his friend Mrs. Teaberry sends over some special treats to help him feel better.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Mr. Putter is feeling a bit--Achoo!--under the weather. And as everyone knows, it's no fun to be old with a cold. Luckily, Mrs. Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke, know just what to do to help Mr. Putter feel better. Snuggle up with these beloved characters as they enjoy the comfort of friendship--and a good book--in this cozy addition to the Mr. Putter & Tabby series.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Even though Tabby tries to keep him warm, Mr. Putter catches a cold in this cozy addition to the Mr. Putter & Tabby series.