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 Mr. Putter & Tabby hit the slope (Mr. Putter & Tabby)
 Author: Rylant, Cynthia

 Publisher:  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2016)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [39] p., col. ill., 23 cm

 BTSB No: 774236 ISBN: 9780152064273
 Ages: 6-9 Grades: 1-4

 Subjects:
 Neighbors -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Winter -- Fiction
 Cats -- Fiction
 Dogs -- Fiction
 Sledding -- Fiction
 Old age -- Fiction

Price: $19.36

Summary:
Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, and Mrs. Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke, head for the sledding slope for the wildest ride ever. Maybe winter is not so slow after all!

 Illustrator: Howard, Arthur
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.80
   Points: .5   Quiz: 183711
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 2.40
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 68526

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (06/15/16)
   School Library Journal (08/01/16)
   Booklist (07/01/16)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 08/01/2016 PreS-Gr 2—Mr. Putter and Tabby are finding winter a bit slow, so they decide to relive the childhood fun of going sledding. Calling the adventurous Mrs. Teaberry and Zeke guarantees that they are hitting the slopes in no time at all, much to Tabby's twitching discomfort. The exciting race downhill is bookended by the quieter repose of Mr. Putter and Tabby at home, having a warm bath and a nap. A comforting story to curl up with on a chilly winter day, this easy reader features the large font, simple sentences, and skillful use of white space for which the series is well known. The pencil, watercolor, and goache illustrations demonstrate the meaning of newly introduced vocabulary words and expressively convey the feelings of each character. VERDICT Rylant and Howard have mastered the balance between text and illustration for beginning readers, and this addition to the series is recommended for most collections.—Amanda Foulk, Sacramento Public Library - Copyright 2016 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 07/01/2016 One winter, when Mr. Putter finds his routine “a little slow,” he recalls his boyhood pleasures and decides to go sledding. Soon he and his cat, Tabby, along with Mrs. Teaberry and her dog, Zeke, are speeding downhill on two sleds. Zeke loves the ride. Tabby does not. Mrs. Teaberry shouts, “COWABUNGA!” Mr. Putter just holds on. Nerves jangled, Tabby climbs a tree at the bottom of the slope, but Mr. Putter coaxes her down with promises of muffins and cream. Back at home, warm and comfortable again, they fall asleep. Beginning readers like the relatively simple vocabulary and wide-spaced lines of text in the Mr. Putter and Tabby series, but it’s the gentle humor; the vibrant pencil, watercolor, and gouache illustrations; and the characters’ personalities that bring kids back for more. Written and illustrated with clarity, energy, and finesse. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.

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