CYNTHIA RYLANT is the acclaimed author of more than a
hundred books for young people, and her novel Missing May
received the Newbery Medal. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
ARTHUR HOWARD is the illustrator of the Bubba and Beau series by Kathi Appelt. He has also written and illustrated four picture books of his own: Serious Trouble, Hoodwinked, When I Was Five, and Cosmo Zooms. He lives in New York City.
PreS-Gr 2-Poor Mr. Putter! Once again, he is persuaded to go along with one of Mrs. Teaberry's crazy ideas. In this installment, she wants him to go to a cooking class focusing on 100 ways to cook beans. However, all Mr. Putter wants is a strawberry soda with a cherry on top. Zeke, Mrs. Teaberry's unpredictable bulldog, and Tabby accompany the couple to the class. Once it begins, Mr. Putter begins to snore standing up. Zeke is snacking on a granola bar he finds in someone's handbag just as its owner sticks her hand in. Mayhem breaks out, tables are overturned, the chef faints, and beans fly everywhere. This hilarious story is told with a minimal text that's perfect for beginning readers. Brightly colored cartoons of the animals' antics and the characters' expressions expand the humor.-Nancy Baumann, Indian Paintbrush Elementary, Laramie, WY Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
"Comprising seven short, smoothly written chapters, this story offers a bit of action, a bit of humor, and the suggestion that even unappealing new experiences can be worth a try. Fresh and spirited, Howard's pencil, watercolour, and gouache artwork brightens every page of this book from the Mr. Putter & Tabby series for beginning readers." (Booklist)"