Book review: Mr. Putter & Tabby Turn the Page #bookaday

Mr. Putter & Tabby Turn the Page coverby Cynthia Rylant; illustrated by Arthur Howard
Beginning chapter book
2015 Geisel Honor book
Interest level: K-3
Reading level: 2.2
4 out of 5 stars

This is a wonderful book for students just starting to read beginning chapter books. Mr. Putter is an older gentleman who loves to read to his cat Tabby. When the local library is looking for people to read aloud with their pets at story time, he signs up. So does Mrs. Teaberry and her crazy dog Zeke.

I found this story to be very special, not only because it is well-told, but also because there are starting to be more programs in local libraries that allow children to practice reading aloud to specially trained dogs. The presence of pets in the library, and older characters interacting with young children, makes this story very special. And it shows that libraries do not have to be quiet, but are fun and alive!

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