Item description for Mr. Putter & Tabby Fly the Plane by Cynthia Rylant & Arthur Howard...
Overview Tabby dislikes flying toys, but Mr. Putter just loves them, so when Mr. Putter brings home a toy biplane that actually flies, the two of them are destined for surprises
Publishers Description Mr. Putter loves toys. He's old and he knows he shouldn't love them anymore. But he does. His fine cat, Tabby, however, does not. She's especially bothered by toys that fly. So when Mr. Putter brings home a little toy biplane that's supposed to really fly, he and Tabby are in for quite an adventure.
Citations And Professional Reviews Mr. Putter & Tabby Fly the Plane by Cynthia Rylant & Arthur Howard has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1998 page 71
Booklist - 04/01/1997 page 1334
School Library Journal - 04/01/1997 page 116
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/1997 page 293
Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1996 page 731
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Studio: Harcourt Children's Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 6.5" Height: 9" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 1997
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books
Series Mr. Putter & Tabby
ISBN 0152562532 ISBN13 9780152562533
Availability 0 units.
More About Cynthia Rylant & Arthur Howard
As a child, Diane Goode loved books and art. She has been drawing ever since she can remember.Of Italian and French descent, she enjoyed the richness of both cultures and traveled to Europeevery summer visiting family as well as cathedrals and museums. She feels that these earlyimpressions helped shape her appreciation of art and life. She studied art history at QueensCollege, but switched to fine arts, in which she earned her degree. Her love for Europe shows in the setting of many of her books Paris in particular, where two ofher recent picture books, Where's Our Mama? and Mama's PerfectPresent. take place. She drewon her experience of living for a short time in Pennsylvania, to do the art work for CynthiaRylant's story of Appalachia, When I Was Young in the Mountains, for which shewas awarded aCaldecott Honor Medal. Diane Goode has illustrated 27 books for children, including anthologiesand stories she has written herself. She has always been drawn to the classics and has illustratedmany of the traditional fairy tales. Of her process, she says: -I always begin with a rough dummy and then work on the individual pages, sketching veryloosely and quickly to establish movement and composition. I do these dozens of times, repositioning enlarging, reducing, adding and omitting. There are always hundreds of sketches foreach book. It sounds tedious, but it is the most exciting part of creating a book. When I msatisfied with these, I do the final art. All of my work is done on opaline parchment, a thin butstrong paper. I sketch lightly in pencil and use water colors applied with very fine sable brushes.Sometimes I use color pencils with the paint to soften the atmosphere.- Diane Goode now lives in Watchung, New Jersey, with her husband David, an author and collegeprofessor. Their son, Peter, attends Rhode Island School of Design.
Cynthia Rylant currently resides in Portland, in the state of Oregon. Cynthia Rylant was born in 1967.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Mr. Putter & Tabby Fly the Plane?
Review by Abigail P.S. 39 and Khaled P.S. 39 Apr 13, 2006
If you think you're too old to do kid stuff, then read Mr. Putter and Tabby Fly the Plane by Cynthia Rylant. You'll learn you are never too old.
In the beginning Mr. Putter thinks he's too old ot play with toys. But he buys a toy plane anyway. Will Mr. Putter ever learn tht you're never too old to do what you want? You can do anything even if you are old or young, weak or strong. Who cares what age you are!
This book is good because it teaches kids to just stick with who they are. So read Mr. Putter and Tabby Fly the Plane because it's just right for grown ups and children
Review by Abigail
Do you think you're too old for toys? Then read Mr. Putter and Tabby Fly the Plane because it will teach you that if you are old you can still get toys. You are yourself and you can do whatever you want.
In the beginning Mr. Putter went to the toy store, and he thought that he was too old for toy airplanes. The he realized that he is himself and his life was all about planes since he was a kid. So he bought it.
If you're the kind of reader who like characters that think they're too old for things, then read Mr. Putter and Tabby Fly the Plane.
Review by Khaled
It's a beautiful book, that my kid's love ! Jun 27, 1999
This book is a great children's book, as our ALL in this series. It is the one series that myself and my two children always look for on our bookmobile that visits us every week in town. They simply are great stories, that really leave you with a good feeling inside. You can really see the love in the stories.
Ted Tatosian Vernon Hills, Illinois
Excellent book for beginning readers Dec 30, 1998
The flowing language and engaging text and illustrations encouraged my 6 year old son to try to read this "all by himself". Unlike many "early reader" books, the language is not awkward, and the repetitions are very natural. A pleasure.
A delightful, whimsical story for young... and old! Jul 18, 1998
My daughter, 4, loves this story best of the several Mr Putter and Tabby stories that we have read. Unlike so many children's stories, this one (and the others in the series) convey a sense of real sense of human (and cat)character. The relationship between Mr. Putter and Tabby is loving and supportive. Most important, each story -- and especially this one -- communicates a wonderful sense of life lived with joy, respect, compassion and the muted simple little "heroics" of everyday life. In this case, sharing a wonderful red-and-white remote controlled biplane with neighborhood youngsters, especially with one boy who reminds Mr. Putter of himself as a boy.
While directed mainly to children 4 to 8 years old, they have touched by wife and I as much as my daughter as we have read them at bedtime. The small price of these books is more than worth the time spent and re-spent in the simple, caring world of Mr. Putter and Tabby.