Cover image for Mr. Putter & Tabby drop the ball
Title:
Mr. Putter & Tabby drop the ball
Author:
Rylant, Cynthia.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Boston ; New York : Harcourt Children's Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary:
Mr. Putter and his cat Tabby take time off from napping to play on the Yankee Doodle Dandies baseball team.
Language:
English
Contents:
Baseball! -- The team! -- The Dandies! -- Drop the ball! -- What a day!
Reading Level:
410 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.1 0.5 160812.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.4 1 Quiz: 61390.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780152050726
Format :
Book

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Summary

Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, love to take naps -- too many naps. What they need is a sport! Luckily Mrs.Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke, know of a baseball team they can join. It's not long before Mr. Putter is ready to play ball, but will his creaky knees cooperate? And can Zeke avoid wreaking havoc on the field?

Win or lose, this baseball team will never be the same!


Author Notes

Cynthia Rylant was born on June 6, 1954 in Hopewell, Virginia. She attended and received degrees at Morris Harvey College, Marshall University, and Kent State University.

Rylant worked as an English professor and at the children's department of a public library, where she first discovered her love of children's literature.

She has written more than 100 children's books in English and Spanish, including works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her novel Missing May won the 1993 Newbery Medal and A Fine White Dust was a 1987 Newbery Honor book. Rylant wrote A Kindness, Soda Jerk, and A Couple of Kooks and Other Stories, which were named as Best Book for Young Adults. When I was Young in the Mountains and The Relatives Came won the Caldecott Award.

She has many popular picture books series, including Henry and Mudge, Mr. Putter and Tabby and High-Rise Private Eyes. (Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

When Mr. Putter and Mrs. Teaberry join an oldsters' baseball team, Tabby (Mr. Putter's cat) makes a contented benchwarmer, but Zeke (Mrs. Teaberry's dog) chases every hit ball, snatches it, and runs around in circles. Their teammates grumble until Zeke and Mr. Putter save the day. Rylant's sympathetic characters work their usual magic, entertaining all ages with a text well suited to beginning readers. Meanwhile, Howard doubles the fun with amusing pencil, watercolor, and gouache illustrations that depict seasoned players as they round the bases in slow motion and attempt to field ground balls even when their knees are saying, No way. --Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-Another winner from this creative team. Taking a nap is always a top priority for Mr. Putter and his cat. It occurs to him that maybe they should be a bit more active, so he goes to the basement, gets his baseball mitt, and decides to get more exercise. His friend Mrs. Teaberry and her dog, Zeke, have just the team for them to join. As the game progresses, Mr. Putter begins to question whether he has made the right decision. After all, he has problems with his knees and running is out of the question. Mrs. Teaberry is just the opposite; she's full of life and living it to the fullest. Their animals come along and are, of course, part of the high jinks that ensue. The artwork, done in pencil, watercolor, and gouache, is expressive and quite hilarious as Zeke wreaks havoc in the infield and makes an assist in the outfield. The five short chapters have a well-designed ratio of pictures to words. The text font is clean and clear, making this a good choice for advancing readers.-Janene Corbin, Rosebank Elementary School, Nashville, TN (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.