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Mr. Putter & Tabby Take the Train

By Jennifer Gennari, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

A well-written chapter book filled with humor.

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In MR. PUTTER & TABBY TAKE THE TRAIN, Cynthia Rylant makes every verb jump and build the drama of the story. When Mrs. Teaberry insists -- one more time -- that pets are allowed on trains, kids just know that trouble is coming.

Mr. Putter has lots of interests, and, despite his age, he knows how to be mischievous and childlike. Kids can relate. They'll love seeing him in his bird costume and crushing grapes with his neighbor. Arthur Howard's warmly drawn illustrations add comic touches.

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