CYNTHIA RYLANT is the acclaimed author of more than eighty
books for young people. Her novel Missing May received the
Newbery Medal. Ms. Rylant lives on an island in Puget Sound,
Washington. ARTHUR HOWARD is the author-illustrator of several
warmhearted picture books, including Cosmo Zooms, When I
Was Five, and most recently, Hoodwinked. He lives in New
K-Gr 2-Another charmer about Mr. Putter and his cat. In this story, the man buys three goldfish, only to find that Tabby has a "fish problem." The feline is mesmerized and can't keep away from them. He bats playfully at the bowl and even sneaks under the pillowcase used to cover it. Ultimately, Mr. Putter gives the new pets to his neighbor and all is well once again. This easy-reader combines an interesting story with expressive illustrations that provide plenty of picture clues. Through short, simple sentences, Rylant creates strong, believable characters that youngsters will want to get to know. They'll enjoy this installment and look for other books about this engaging pair.-Anne Knickerbocker, Cedar Brook Elementary School, Houston, TX Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
If you have a young reader at your house who has yet to meet Mr.
Putter and Tabby, you will not regret a visit to the nearest
library or bookstore to check out this delightful series.--Home
[star]Winsome and warmhearted, these books could become instant favorites.--Publishers Weekly (starred review)