It is Christmastime. Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, are having a hard time thinking of what to give their neighbor Mrs. Teaberry. She likes strange things. She likes coconuts made into monkey heads and little dresses for her teapots. She likes walking salt shakers. She even likes fruitcake. This worries him. So he decides he will bake her a light and airy Christmas cake. It will be a cinch. Or will it? Color illustrations by Arthur Howard. Ages 6-9.
Mr. Putter and his beloved cat bake a light and airy Christmas cake for their neighbor Mrs. Teaberry. “Howard’s relaxed, mixed-media pictures catch the nuances of the cozy, affectionate relationship between an old man and a cat with all the right moves.”--Booklist
Cynthia Rylant is a Newbery Medalist and the author of many acclaimed books for young people. She's well known for her popular characters for early readers, including Mr. Putter & Tabby and Henry and Mudge. She lives near Portland, Oregon. Visit her website at www.cynthiarylant.com.
Arthur Howard created the lively illustrations for all of the Mr. Putter & Tabby books and has written and illustrated several picture books of his own. He lives in New York City.