Mr. Putter loves pear jelly, and it is time to pick the pears! But he has a problem-cranky legs. Cranky legs are no fun, especially if you want pear jelly. So Mr. Putter thinks up a zingy plan. Is his fine cat, Tabby, ready for all the excitement? Ages 6-9. Colorful illustrations by Arthur Howard.
It is fall and juicy things are growing in Mr. Putter’s backyard--apples, tomatoes, and pears. Mr. Putter dreams of all the juicy things he loves to eat, but most of all, he dreams of pear jelly. There’s only one problem--cranky legs keep him from climbing up to pick the pears. His ingenious solution will have young readers cheering him on.
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 & Mudge. She lives in the Pacific Northwest. 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.