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 Mr. Putter & Tabby take the train
 Author: Rylant, Cynthia

 Illustrator: Howard, Arthur

 Publisher:  Harcourt
 Pub Year: 2008

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [44] p., col. ill., 22 cm.

 BTSB No: 774122 ISBN: 9780152017866
 Ages: 6-9 Grades: 1-4

 Railroads -- Fiction
 Cats -- Fiction
 Dogs -- Fiction
 Old age -- Fiction

Price: $12.92

After a small setback, Mr. Putter and his favorite companions enjoy the best train ride of their lives.

Mr. Putter & Tabby

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.00
   Points: .5   Quiz: 32205
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 3.30
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 22765

Common Core Standards 
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 2 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 2 → Reading → RF Foundational Skills → 2.RF Fluency
   Grade 3 → Reading → RF Foundational Skills → 3.RF Fluency

   Kirkus Reviews (06/15/98)
   School Library Journal (09/98)
   Booklist (11/01/98)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 09/01/1998 Gr 1-3-Mr. Putter and his cat, Tabby, are friends and neighbors of Mrs. Teaberry and her bulldog, Zeke. When Mrs. T suggests taking a train ride, they load up games, binoculars, doggy lollipops, and a blanket for naps, only to discover that pets are not allowed. Undaunted, Mr. Putter and Mrs. Teaberry go home and return to the train station, having hidden Tabby and Zeke in a picnic basket and knapsack. They sneak the animals onboard and enjoy a wonderful trip. The charm and whimsy of this story are marred only by the devious behavior of the adult characters, which sends the message that it is acceptable to disregard rules that are not to one's liking. If the friends did not want to leave their creatures at home, they could have found another activity. That said, the narrative is endearing for its humor and for the lively illustrations that capture both the lovable personalities of Tabby and Zeke and the affection showered on them by their indulgent owners.-Diane Janoff, Queens Borough Public Library, NY - Copyright 1998 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 11/01/1998 Elderly Mr. Putter has mixed emotions about elderly Mrs. Teaberry's ideas, which are sometimes rather peculiar, involving running fast or wearing feathers. But this time her suggestion of a train ride, with their respective pets in tow, seems perfect. Unfortunately, the ticket agent isn't enthusiastic: Pets can't go on trains. Is this the end of what could be a wonderful day? Certainly not. Mr. Putter comes up with a mischievous idea of his own. As in their previous books together, Rylant and Howard accomplish a lot in a few pages--good comedy, good characterizations (wonderfully depicted in Howard's sprightly art), and a nicely controlled vocabulary, all of which combine to make this a delightful easy-to-read choice. (Reviewed November 1, 1998) - Copyright 1998 Booklist.

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