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Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, volunteer to walk their neighbor’s dog. They soon discover that Zeke isn’t a dream dog after all. He might even be . . . a nightmare! “Watercolor-and-ink pictures squeeze every bit of life and humor out of the stories. Solid fare for easy-reading shelves.”--Booklist
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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.
Kindergarten-Grade 2-From a neighborly distance, Zeke seems to be a "dream dog." So, when Mrs. Teaberry, his owner, hurts her foot, her friend Mr. Putter does not hesitate to volunteer to walk him. At the end of a leash, however, the little bulldog is a "nightmare." He tugs, tangles, and chases "big dogs." Mr. Putter, always accompanied by his cat, resorts to bribes of just the sort (ice cream, swimming pools, carnivals, and zoos) that tempt children to good behavior. Mr. Putter at last returns Zeke, and he and Tabby celebrate. This beginning-reader chapter book has a brief text (with a few words readers might have to stretch for), plenty of repetitive phrases, and lots of visual clues. Howard's illustrations are breezy, watercolor-and-pencil cartoons that extend the humor and give comic life to the mischievous canine, the earnest cat, and the hapless humans. Another winner from Rylant.
Meg Stackpole, Rye Free Reading Room, NY
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Book Description Harcourt Children's Books, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0152562591
Book Description Harcourt Children's Books. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0152562591 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW33.1935660
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