Item description for Mr. Putter & Tabby Feed the Fish by Cynthia Rylant & Arthur Howard...
Overview When Mr. Putter and Tabby bring home three fish from the pet store, they discover that Tabby has a fish problem that makes Tabby's whiskers tingle and her tail twitch. 15,000 first printing.
Publishers Description Mr. Putter and Tabby love going to the fish store. Mr. Putter loves it because he has always liked fish. Tabby loves it because fish make her whiskers tingle and her tail twitch. So one day Mr. Putter and Tabby decide to bring three fish home. And that's when they discover that Tabby has a fish problem. . . .
Citations And Professional Reviews Mr. Putter & Tabby Feed the Fish by Cynthia Rylant & Arthur Howard has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2001 page 286
Kirkus Review - Children - 01/15/2001 page 115
Booklist - 05/01/2001 page 1684
School Library Journal - 05/01/2001 page 134
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2001 page 286
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Studio: Harcourt Children's Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.02" Width: 6.58" Height: 0.38" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2001
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books
ISBN 0152024085 ISBN13 9780152024086
Availability 0 units.
More About Cynthia Rylant & Arthur Howard
CYNTHIA RYLANT is the acclaimed author of more than eighty books for young people, and her novel Missing May received the Newbery Medal. She lives in Portland, Oregon. ARTHUR HOWARD is the illustrator of the Bubba and Beau series by Kathi Appelt as well as several other popular pictuer books of his own. He lives in New York City.
Cynthia Rylant currently resides in Portland, in the state of Oregon. Cynthia Rylant was born in 1967.
Reviews - What do customers think about Mr. Putter & Tabby Feed the Fish?
our favorite mr putter and tabby Mar 21, 2007
I have three sons aged 1, 4 and 6. All of them love the Putter books and this one especially- I think they see similarities between our cat and tabby. Contrary to other reviews, I did not have to explain the 'bat,bat,bat' thing to them- they got it right away- at least the 4 and 6 year old did. Also, they love how Zeke becomes relaxed, sooo relaxed looking at the fish. I'd recommend this series to anyone with preschool- early readers- and to parents who might get tired of reading some of the 'stories' out there without any substance for this age group.
Read-aloud for library Jul 23, 2006
I used the book for my read-aloud story time at the public library. The children, ages 4 through 9, enjoyed the story and the illustrations. It would be an easy book for a reader at about a 1st grade level. The "bat, bat, bat" that the cat did on the fish bowl needed to be explained to the youngest listeners.
Endearing! Enchanting! I wish I had these when I was a kid! Aug 13, 2004
For last Christmas, I gave my 2 (nearly 3) year old daughter all the Mr. Putter and Tabby books available -- and I eagerly await the newest release: "Write the Book," (because I enjoy them so much myself!) My daughter had all of the books memorized by Spring. The three that make her laugh the most are "Pick the Pears," "Paint the Porch," and, of course, "Feed the Fish." While reading "Feed the Fish," she laughs as soon as we turn to the page were Tabby's pupils are shaped like goldfish silhouettes. Yesterday, I heard her reciting the part where Mr. Putter had to put a pillowcase over the fish bowl so Tabby would finally follow him to bed, although we have not read this particular book for a couple of weeks.
What I love best about the Mr. Putter and Tabby books is that they are about elderly people and their elderly pets in real world situations -- with a twist of humor, of course. (This is in contrast to the many other wonderful books about children, animals, and fantasy.) I believe this series helps a child to realize that in the real world elderly people are very interesting, even when they are restricted by "cranky legs."
A must-read for cat lovers! Oct 9, 2002
It's true, my six-year-old loves this book. The truly great thing about it, though, is that it is thoroughly entertaining for the adults reading along with her. Everyone who has ever loved a cat, regardless of their age, should read this book. It's priceless.
5 Stars for Mr. Putter & Tabby Feed the Fish Oct 10, 2001
My daughter is a beginning reader and loves all of the Mr. Putter and Tabby books, but this one is--by far--her favorite. It is endearing, tender, and funny, too. She reads it over and over, often laughing so hard at the events and characters' expressions, that she can't even read for a moment or two. All of these Rylant series books--and this one in particular--have really been a boost to her enjoyment of reading. I'm sure they would be for any 6-8 year old.