Mr. Putter & Tabby Bake the Cake

by Cynthia Rylant

Paperback, 1994



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R Ryl




HMH Books for Young Readers (1994), Edition: First Edition, First Printing, Paperback, 44 pages


With his fine cat Tabby at his side, Mr. Putter bakes a Christmas cake for his neighbor Mrs. Teaberry.

Physical description

44 p.; 8.8 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member katekf
An amusing chapter book with lovely illustrations that jump off the page as Mr. Putter tries to figure out how to bake a cake for his neighbor. The style of the writing is almost poetry which will allow for enjoyable reading aloud, but then as a child grows older they can read it on their own. One
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of the best parts of this story is how Mr. Putter learns and makes mistakes with his cake but finally figures it out and is able to gift his friend. A child in the first grade would enjoy this, because it has chapters but also wonderful illustrations that seem to leap off the page.
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LibraryThing member Lindsaydavis2007
The story begins with Mr. Putter and Tabby deciding to make their neighbor, Mrs. Teaberry, a light and airy cake for Chirstmas. However, since they have no pans, cookbooks, ingredients, or knowledge of baking the task proves to be difficult. Yet in the end, they end up accomplishing their goal and
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receiving a strange gift in return.
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LibraryThing member rachelmuegge
Wonderful easy reader series. Great for children who are ready for something a little more challenging than a picture book, but aren't quite ready to tackle a novel without picture support.
LibraryThing member Cheryl_in_CC_NV
How sweet that Mr. Putter spends from July to Christmas trying to think of just the right gift for his friend. I love that his memories make him enjoy winter, too. That Mary Sue, though, I don't know about her...
LibraryThing member Auntie-Nanuuq
Okay, okay....another EB, and a series yet! Ayup, sure, why not? I have a cat that looks just like Tabby, although not quite as friendly...

These are fun stories to read to children.






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