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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (306 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cynthia Rylant Narrator: John McDonough Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2008 ISBN:
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Fall is Mr. Putter and Tabby's favorite time of year - a time to harvest juicy fruits and feast on baked goodies. But this year it's not going to be so easy. Old age is making Mr. Putter's legs, knees, and feet cranky. Even his cat Tabby suffers from a cranky tail.

But that won't stop them! Mr. Putter comes up with a zingy way to pick the pears. And thanks to Mrs. Teaberry and her good dog Zeke, he and Tabby are showered with loads of yummy apple treats, but no pears - so no pear jelly. Can Mr. Putter will find a way to get pear jelly after all?

This Newbery Medal honoree and her characters in the Mr. Putter & Tabby series offer valuable lessons, such as the importance of never giving up, using your imagination, and trusting your friends. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcia | 2/19/2014

    " I would give all the Mr. Putter books ten stars if I could! Hands down my favorite books to read with the kids. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candi | 2/15/2014

    " This book reminds me of my father in law. It makes me laugh, and laugh, and laugh. I love it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessie | 2/15/2014

    " The adventures of an arthritic old man and his old cat. It's charmingly funny. My son gets a huge kick out of them. The old man goes outside to pick pears, but finds he can't climb the ladder because he has "cranky" legs. So he decides to make a slingshot using elastic and a stick, and shots apples at the pear tree. But soon he's distracted by having so much fun with the sling shot, that he shoots away every apple from his yard for hours until he's out of apples. So the next day his old lady neighbor comes and tells him how she woke up to a yard full of apples and she doesn't even have an apple tree. He just says, "Amazing!" She's so excited about the apples that she bakes apple pies and strudels and makes apple cider and apple jelly and shares the bounty with him. So he decides that he'll wait until those pears fall out of the tree... and then will use his slingshot again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally | 1/22/2014

    " I really enjoy the Mr Putter and Tabby books. Sweet stories and illustrations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Travis | 1/18/2014

    " Callie and I love Mr. Putter and Tabby! We first discovered Cynthia's work with a great book - Poppleton Everyday and have been hooked every since with everything she writes. She is very funny! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann Christensen | 1/17/2014

    " A friend loaned this book to me and now I am addicted to the series! They always have a little humor and some little lesson to be learned! A great bedtime story. This one in particular was fun to read in autumn! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassie | 1/14/2014

    " This was a fun book and as I read it aloud I hear my husband start laughing from the kitchen. We liked this one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don Gubler | 1/5/2014

    " This combination is delightful with Mr. Putter and his cat and the neighbor and her dog. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The Reading Countess | 1/4/2014

    " Mr. Putter has a clever plan to have his pear jam made...with a little help from a sling shot and Mrs. Teaberry! There's nothing like a little Cynthia Rylant after a long day to soothe your nerves. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Youresharp | 12/11/2013

    " Kate's first book of this series. She loves these stories. Humor and kindness permeate them and make them fun for kids and their parents. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 12/6/2013

    " Laugh out loud funny for the whole family. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 12/5/2013

    " I never get tired of reading these to my children. Cynthia Rylant is my favorite children's book author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ash | 11/25/2013

    " This one was really cute. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanne | 7/28/2013

    " Again, for the younger set mostly, but with humor adults can enjoy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 7/23/2013

    " Clever series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 2/3/2013

    " Another great easy reading chapter book by Cynthia Rylant. Great for writing because of the adjectives. Start with kindergarten. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dolly | 1/30/2013

    " This is another fun story in the "Mr. Putter and Tabby" series. We really enjoy Cynthia Rylant's stories and this does not disappoint. It's a funny tale and shows the friendliness between neighbors, although I wouldn't recommend following Mr. Putter's example in this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anthony Baus | 1/20/2013

    " Beautifully bitter-sweet children's literature, great illustrations "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie Hobbs | 1/17/2013

    " By far our favorite Mr. Putter and Tabby book. Very funny! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 1/14/2013

    " a great early reader "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joy | 12/30/2012

    " I can relate to aches and pains and getting older. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Staciel | 8/20/2012

    " My kids LOVE this book!!!!!! They ask for it again and again, and laught hysterically when Mr Putter works his slingshot magic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hana Deluca | 6/17/2012

    " This was a series of short beginner chapter books that I used to love around the time of second grade. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 5/24/2012

    " This is one of my favorite beginning chapter books. I can read this story repeatedly and it is still enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Misha | 4/27/2012

    " ZING! Love this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tobinsfavorite | 4/19/2012

    " The joke is so simple, but I found this book quite funny. My son has moved on to Mr Putter and Tabby from Henry and Mudge via Annie and Snowball. We've been having a fine time with Ms. Rylant's books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dree | 3/30/2012

    " Excellent series, fabulous illustrations. More under Mr. Putter & Tabby Pour the Tea. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marilee | 2/13/2012

    " This is my favorite Mr. Putter book I've read with my 7-year old so far. But we get a kick out of all of them. I would recommend these books to any beginning reader or animal lover. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kjourdan | 6/30/2011

    " One of my favorite Mr. Putter stories for two reasons: haven't we all gotten distracted and lost sight of our original purpose sometimes? And don't we all need to think creatively to solve problems? My K students all leave saying, "Zing!" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 5/22/2011

    " One of our favorites; I bought Fiona pear butter after the pear jam in this story--and gave the book and pear preserves to her for her birthday. Excellent imagery. Also a lovely audio book if your library has it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 5/18/2011

    " reading these Mr putter and tabby stories feels like sitting on the porch with a cold tea and a cat at your feet. this is the first series my 4 year old enjoyed reading all of "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danette | 3/14/2011

    " When Mr Putter first meets Tabby. He adopts her from the shelter instead of buying a kitten at the pet store because he wants and old cat. I love you Mr. Putter :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandi | 3/1/2011

    " This story is about an old man and his cat. It was very cute and shows how everyone needs a companion. Intended for younger audiences. I would use it for K-2. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dolly | 9/11/2010

    " Our girls have really enjoyed these books and it was fun to find the first book, where Mr. Putter and Tabby begin. We loved that he rescues an older cat from the shelter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lora Leigh | 7/12/2010

    " A cute, short book about a man who is very lonely and decides to get a cat to keep him company. My favorite thing about reading this book with my students is when one said, "Maybe Mr. Putter should just get married!" They were pretty sure that was the moral of the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Schmobes | 6/16/2010

    " Level 3. How Mr. Putter and Tabby came together. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 3/29/2010

    " Mr. Putter and Tabby books by Cynthia Rylant are personal favorites. They are sweet and tender and just as much fun to read as her other books. They make a great story to read during "quiet time"...they are calming. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laila | 1/10/2010

    " i absolutely adore these books. They were my favorite when i was little. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lana | 12/8/2009

    " I have a special place in my heart for Mr. Putter and Tabby. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dayna | 11/13/2009

    " The first in the series in which Mr. Putter and Tabby find each other. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 6/8/2009

    " Cynthia Rylant manages to pack so much affection and humor into the few words allowed in an easy reader. Howard, the illustrator, conveys Tabby's many moods with just a twitch of a whisker or the slightest kink in a tail. My 6 and 8-year-old nephews love this series, as do I. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 1/15/2009

    " I love this series of books. They are quiet and sweet and easy to read. The illustrations are sweet too. They make you want to slow down and enjoy life. "

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About the Author
Author Cynthia Rylant

Cynthia Rylant is the author of more than one hundred books for young people, including the beloved Henry and Mudge series. Her novel Missing May received the Newbery Medal in 1993 and A Fine White Dust won a Newbery Honor; she is also the author of two Caldecott Honor–wining picture books. Some of her other notable works include the Annie and Snowball series, the Poppleton series, the novel The Islander, and a number of other poetry books and story collections. She lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

About the Narrator

John McDonough, one of AudioFile magazine’s Golden Voices, has narrated dozens of audiobooks, and won eleven Earphones Awards. He is known for his narrations of children’s books, including Robert McCloskey’s Centerburg Tales and Albert Marrin’s Commander-in-Chief Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Outside of his audiobook work, he has starred in a revival of Captain Kangaroo on the Fox Network.