Mr. Putter & Tabby Pour the Tea (Paperback)

By Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard (Illustrator)

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780152009014, 44pp.

Publication Date: March 30, 1994

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (2/19/2009)
Prebound (3/30/1994)
Hardcover (3/30/1994)
Prebound (3/1/1994)

List Price: 5.99*
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"The gentle, affecting first volume introduces elderly Mr. Putter, who decides that a cat will keep him from feeling lonely. Rylant’s texts reflect admirable concern for brevity and meticulous consideration of every word. They are in perfect sync with Howard’s expressive sketches, which slip abundant visual jokes into sunny, transparent watercolors and gouaches, and fluid pencil and pastel scribbles."--Publishers Weekly

About the Author

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.


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.