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Mr. Putter & Tabby Catch the Cold (Mr. Putter & Tabby #11)

4.24  ·  Rating Details  ·  438 Ratings  ·  32 Reviews
Even though Tabby tries to keep him warm, Mr. Putter catches a cold in this cozy addition to the series.
ebook, 44 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by Houghton Mifflin (first published October 1st 2002)
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Susan Katz
The perfect Mr. Putter for a cold January day. In this particular episode in the wonderful Mr. Putter and Tabby series, Mr. Putter gets a cold and Mrs. Teaberry's good dog Zeke woofs to the rescue as the errand-dog who brings the patient soup, tea, and adventure. In the end, Mr. Putter enjoys the best cold he's ever caught - and so does the reader! This book should be sold at the drugstore right next to the other cold remedies.
Dec 19, 2008 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like the Mr. Putter books. They are fun to read to children, as well as being a great beginner reader. This book follows the pattern of all the Mr. Putters and would be a great book to read to a child who has a cold or is home sick.
Aug 01, 2012 Amy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Amy by: Katrina
Shelves: childrens, reviewed
This Mr. Putter & Tabby book elicited several "awwws" from my niece. Really a sweet book, and Mrs. Teaberry's good dog Zeke is just unbearably cute in this one! Wonderful heartwarming story!
Rosa Cline
Dec 17, 2014 Rosa Cline rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids
This is an easier to read chapter book. Mr Putter is an elderly man with his beloved cat. He starts not feeling well and remembers what his mother used to do when he didn't feel good. His neighbor calls and hears in his voice he doesn't feel well. But he doesn't want her to come and catch the same cold. But she sends her dog over with soup, then tea and then he asks about a book and it's the dogs favorite book. so the Dog comes too. Between the friendships he has he starts feeling better. Cute b ...more
May 11, 2015 Chantelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My son and I both thoroughly enjoyed every book in this series (through #18; the rest weren't published / available at our library yet). Mrs. Rylant's sentence structure is simple enough for beginning readers to enjoy but don't let that fool you! Each book contains an engaging plot, clever & silly humor, and underlying themes of friendship, thoughtfulness, and responsibility. We spent many hours laughing together at the (mis)adventures of Mr. Putter, Tabby, and their friends. We were excited ...more
Jan 03, 2011 Logan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Logan (age 6.5) loves cats and we've read the Mr. Putter series for a couple of years now. This is one of our favorites. Mr. Putter is sick and longs for the days when his mother "spoiled" (I hate that word, but that's what's in the book) him by fixing him soup and tea and bringing him adventure books. Enter his lovely neighbor Mrs. Teaberry and her good dog Zeke. These tender and funny stories celebrate friendship and kindness, and are some of the few books that portray aging as a part of life ...more
Andd Becker
The story is delightful. The illustrations by Arthur Howard are superb. What makes the story of high interest is the interaction with neighbor Mrs. Teaberry and her dog Zeke.
Mr. Putter and Tabby are enjoying a cozy room with warm tea and warm muffins. They are watching the snow fall. But something is missing.
That something, apparently, is the presence of a neighbor's dog. Zeke comes over with a thermos strapped to his back. Chicken soup. He leaves, then returns with another thermos. This one
Apr 09, 2016 Blake rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: elementary
The illustrations in this series are fantastic! See my review of Mr. Putter & Tabby Write the Book for more about the series. This series should definitely be a staple in a lower elementary classroom for early readers that are excited and proud that they are beginning to read "chapter" books.
Jul 13, 2016 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
These Mr. Putter & Tabby books are so incredibly sweet, and surprisingly complex for their limited and simple vocabulary. This one was especially endearing.
Poor Mr. Putter catches a cold. When his neighbor offers to bring him some soup he tells her he doesn't want her to catch his cold. So he and his cat, Tabby, snuggle in together. Surprisingly, Zeke, the neighbor's dog shows up with soup and a good book. Mr. Putter, Tabby, and Zeke all settle in to read and wait for the soup to work its magic.

I had never read any of the Mr. Putter books, so this was a new experience for me. It was a short, easy read, but also enjoyable. I caught myself laughing o
Jan 27, 2016 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really cute. My kids loved the picture at the end of them all curled up. I am getting a soft spot for Zeke!
Jul 15, 2015 Karen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jacob, mom
Jacob read this book to mom.
Sep 26, 2014 Henry rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: early-readers
MCL. Colds are no good.
Jul 06, 2016 Danette rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
Read with Naomi.
Jun 17, 2012 kristen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
This is a great series for 1st and 2nd grade readers. Great stories and illustrations. This one, in particular, is a standout to me because of Zeke the dog and Mr. Putter's fond memories including adventure books helping him feel better through a cold.
Kristine Hansen
Poor Mr. Putter - he's sick. But has just the RIGHT kind of cold to really enjoy it. I recalled just being that sort of sick as a child and loving the time spent sick in bed. This recaptures all of that just perfectly. Loved it!
Amber Pangburn
This is about a man who got a cold and he didn't have any friends. His neighbor then helped by having the dog bring over soup and a comic book. I would use this in a classroom to help teach the students to help their neighbors.
Sep 22, 2010 Dolly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: childrens, pets, 2010
We love Cynthia Rylant's stories and the Mr. Putter and Tabby series is a fun one. We enjoyed this tale and thought it was hilarious that Zeke was the messenger, bringing soup and tea and comfort to Mr. Putter.
Alex Lawrence
Mar 01, 2012 Alex Lawrence rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
These were the most fun books that i read when i came from Ukraine because they were fun and chalanging for me at that time. I remember reading 25 a week of these books. I probobly read at least a hundred or more.
Renee' Viness
Mar 12, 2013 Renee' Viness rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The kids at our grandson's school just loved hearing this book, when I read it. They laughed and otherwise became involved in the story. It was a very enjoyable interactive book.
Nov 30, 2012 Christy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: easy-reader
For use in schools and libraries only. When Mr. Putter catches a cold, his friend Mrs. Teaberry sends over some special treats to help him feel better.
No clue when we first read this one. This is the coziest sick-day read you'll ever find, complete with not one, but two pets to snuggle with.
Alaina Sloo
May 15, 2013 Alaina Sloo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorite early reader series. Sweet, gentle stories that many kids love, perfect for kindergarten through 2d grade.
Jul 08, 2013 Joe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
good review by Logan...and good point about aging. I like Arthur Howards drawings.
Feb 22, 2010 Dree rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not the best of the series, but still so sweet with fabulous illustrations.
Jan 17, 2009 John rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Fun. Not quite as good as some others in the series.
Feb 21, 2015 Schmobes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mr. Putter and Tabby do not disappoint. Great level 3.
Dec 09, 2009 Joy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I want a neighbor like Mr. Putter has in Mrs. Teaberry.
Horace Mann Family Reading Challenge
I like reading all these books about Mr. Putter. J.C.
Kelli Shoemake
Great book about helping others.
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An author of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for children and young adults as well as an author and author/illustrator of picture books for children, Cynthia Rylant is recognized as a gifted writer who has contributed memorably to several genres of juvenile literature. A prolific author who often bases her works on her own background, especially on her childhood in the West Virginia mountains, she ...more
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