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Mr. Putter and Tabby Spin the Yarn
Illustrated by Arthur Howard
Ages 6 to 9
Harcourt, 2006, 0-15-205067-1
Mr. Putter is very lucky because he has a wonderful neighbor, Mrs. Teaberry. Mrs. Teaberry is always doing nice things for Mr. Putter, making him delicious treats to eat for one thing. Mr. Putter is beginning to think that perhaps he should find ways to return her kindness so when she tells him that she is holding a knitting club meeting at her house he offers to serve the tea to Mrs. Teaberry and her guests.
The next day Mr. Putter and Tabby go over to Mrs. Teaberry’s house to help out. Mrs. Teaberry’s dog Zeke has been locked in the kitchen because he wants to eat the hat that one of the knitters is wearing. Tabby is having a hard time being around so much yarn so Mr. Putter and Tabby join Zeke in the kitchen and begin to prepare the tea.
Unfortunately, when Mr. Putter opens the kitchen door to bring out the tea tray, Zeke escapes with Tabby hot on his heels. Needless to say chaos ensues and Mrs. Teaberry’s guests are most put out. Can poor Mr. Putter save the day after all?
Anyone who has had a pet who has gone crazy in the presence of company will appreciate this hilarious and charming story. Zeke cannot help his fondness for decorated hats and Tabby cannot help finding yarn irresistible (to play with that is). Luckily Mr. Putter is very good at soothing irate knitters and peace is restored.
Amusing illustrations, loveable characters, and a delightfully funny story make this a winning title in the Mr. Putter and Tabby series.
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