Putter & Tabby

25 books in series
5 out of 5 stars 54 ratings

Mr. Putter and Tabby Pour the Tea Publisher's Summary

Mr. Putter is tired of living all alone, with no one to share his morning English muffins or his afternoon tea. He has many wonderful stories to tell, but no one to tell them to. What Mr. Putter needs is some good company. But good company is hard to find. This first adventure in award-winning author Cynthia Rylant's popular series introduces readers to a pair of friends who are just perfect for each other.
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  • Book 1

    • Mr. Putter and Tabby Pour the Tea

    • By: Cynthia Rylant
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Mr. Putter is tired of living all alone, with no one to share his morning English muffins or his afternoon tea. He has many wonderful stories to tell, but no one to tell them to. What Mr. Putter needs is some good company. But good company is hard to find. This first adventure in award-winning author Cynthia Rylant's popular series introduces readers to a pair of friends who are just perfect for each other.

    Regular price: $11.02

  • Book 2

    • Mr. Putter and Tabby Walk the Dog

    • By: Cynthia Rylant
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Old Mr. Putter and old Mrs. Teaberry are neighbors. When Mrs. Teaberry hurts her foot, Mr. Putter and his cat, Tabby, offer to walk her little dream dog, Zeke, for a week. But Zeke is no dream dog. Zeke is a nightmare. On the first day, he drags Mr. Putter and Tabby through the neighborhood. On the second day, he wraps them around trees. On the third day, he chases big dogs until the big dogs turn around and chase them.

    Regular price: $9.09

  • Book 3

    • Mr. Putter and Tabby Bake the Cake

    • By: Cynthia Rylant
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Christmas is Mr. Putter's favorite time of the year. He starts thinking about Christmas presents in July. It's easy to buy gifts for the postman, the grocer, and the librarian. But he has to think very hard about a gift for his neighbor, Mrs. Teaberry. Mrs. Teaberry likes strange things. She likes coconuts that look like monkey heads and tiny dresses that fit her teapots. She even likes fruitcake. That's it! He'll make her a good cake for Christmas, a light and airy one that won't break her toe if she drops it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Must-read book for kids

    • By Karen on 11-13-17

    Regular price: $9.09

  • Book 4

    • Mr. Putter and Tabby Pick the Pears

    • By: Cynthia Rylant
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Fall is Mr. Putter and Tabby’s favorite time of year - a time to harvest juicy fruits and feast on baked goodies. But this year it’s not going to be so easy. Old age is making Mr. Putter’s legs, knees, and feet...cranky. Even his cat Tabby suffers from a cranky tail. But that won’t stop them! Mr. Putter comes up with a zingy way to pick the pears. And thanks to Mrs. Teaberry and her good dog Zeke, he and Tabby are showered with loads of yummy apple treats, but no pears - so no pear jelly.

    Regular price: $1.88

  • Book 5

    • Mr. Putter and Tabby Fly the Plane

    • By: Cynthia Rylant
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Ever since he was a boy, Mr. Putter has always loved planes. And he still loves playing with toys - even though he is pretty old. While visiting the toy store with his fine cat, Tabby, he decides to buy a brand new, red and white, remote-controlled biplane! Remembering when he was young, how he stayed awake at night wishing for such a toy, Mr. Putter thinks about the boy he met earlier that day. The boy was a little shy, clumsy and forgetful - just like Mr. Putter was when he was that age!

    Regular price: $11.02

  • Book 6

    • Mr. Putter and Tabby Row the Boat

    • By: Cynthia Rylant
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    It's summertime, and Mr. Putter and Tabby are tired of being hot. Their neighbor Mrs. Teaberry and her dog Zeke are sweaty, too. Maybe a trip to the pond will cool them off. Mrs. Teaberry packs a lunch of apple tea, tomato sandwiches, and kiwi salad. Mr. Putter likes her funny food. When they get to the pond, they rent a boat and find a shady spot for a picnic. They share tall tales while they eat. Mr. Putter tells about the time he won a worm race.

    Regular price: $9.09

  • Book 7

    • Mr. Putter and Tabby Take the Train

    • By: Cynthia Rylant
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    When Mrs. Teaberry telephones Mr. Putter to tell him about a brilliant idea, he gets a little nervous. Besides, sometimes her ideas involve "running fast or wearing feathers." Mrs. Teaberry wants to take an afternoon train ride with Mr. Putter and their pets, Tabby and Zeke. Mrs. Teaberry hasn't ridden the train since 1938, so when they get to the train station, she is surprised to find that pets aren't allowed to ride. Now it's Mr. Putter's turn to think of a good idea.

    Regular price: $9.09

  • Book 8

    • Mr. Putter and Tabby Toot the Horn

    • By: Cynthia Rylant
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Mr. Putter and his neighbor Mrs. Teaberry both like music. He likes the broken hearts and big round heroes of opera. She likes the broken hearts and big-haired stars of country music. One day Mrs. Teaberry has one of her famous ideas. She and Mr. Putter will form their own band. Mr. Putter is a good sport. He buys a little horn and practices for hours. Finally, he decides that everyone will be happier if he uses the horn to hold up his tomato plant.

    Regular price: $11.02

  • Book 9

    • Mr. Putter and Tabby Paint the Porch

    • By: Cynthia Rylant
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    It's springtime, and Mr. Putter wants to paint his porch. He gets a bucket of pink paint and a big brush. Tabby keeps the paint rags from blowing away. All goes well until a squirrel jumps onto the porch railing. Creations of Newbery Medal-winning author Cynthia Rylant, Mr. Putter and Tabby are both funny and endearing. Young readers will want to listen to their adventures again and again.

    Regular price: $11.02

  • Book 10

    • Mr. Putter and Tabby Feed the Fish

    • By: Cynthia Rylant
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey DeMunn
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    One day at the fish store, Mr. Putter decides to buy some fish. Tabby is happy. Fish make his tail twitch. At home, Mr. Putter and Tabby watch the fish swim around in their glass bowl. Then Tabby starts to bat the bowl. Bat. Bat. Tabby can't stop batting the bowl, even when Mr. Putter covers it up. Soon, Tabby is so twitchy and batty, Mr. Putter calls Mrs. Teaberry. She has a solution to Tabby's problem - a very relaxing one!

    Regular price: $11.02

  • Book 11

    • Mr. Putter and Tabby Catch the Cold

    • By: Cynthia Rylant
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Newbery medal-winner and recipient of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, Cynthia Rylant instills gentle humor into this cozy listen. When Mr. Putter goes outside without a hat on, he catches a cold. Tabby tries to make Mr. Putter feel better, but "colds aren't so much fun when you're old." Yet his neighbor Mrs. Teaberry and her dog Zeke know just the thing to help Mr. Putter recover.

    Regular price: $11.02

  • Book 12

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  • Book 13

    • Mr. Putter and Tabby Write the Book

    • By: Cynthia Rylant
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    While the snow swirls outdoors and the fire crackles in the hearth, Mr. Putter decides to write a mystery book. But he soon learns that writing isn't as easy as he thought it would be.

    Regular price: $11.02

  • Book 14

    • Mr. Putter and Tabby Make a Wish

    • By: Cynthia Rylant
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In their 14th adventure, Mr. Putter and Tabby spend a lovely morning eating apple jam and raisin crumpets when suddenly Mr. Putter remembers it's his birthday. He decides to celebrate by inviting Mrs. Teaberry over for tea, but Mrs. Teaberry keeps calling to delay her visit. Will she make it before it is tomorrow - and someone else's birthday?

    Regular price: $11.02

  • Book 15

    • Mr. Putter & Tabby Spin the Yarn

    • By: Cynthia Rylant
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Mr. Putter and his faithful cat Tabby love their neighbor Mrs. Teaberry and her dog Zeke. They are always bringing over yummy food - but all Mr. Putter and Tabby do in return is eat! Mrs. Teaberry's knitting party seems like the perfect time to return the favor. But when Mr. Putter goes to serve tea to the ladies at the party, things end up in quite a tangle!

    Regular price: $11.02

  • Book 16

    • Mr. Putter & Tabby See the Stars

    • By: Cynthia Rylant
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    After eating 21 of Mrs. Teaberry's delicious pineapple jelly rolls, Mr. Putter tries to calm his tummy on a nighttime walk with Tabby. As they gaze up at the stars, they are surprised to find they have company. Mrs. Teaberry and her dog Zeke are also out for a walk - and Zeke has a stomachache, too.

    Regular price: $11.02

  • Book 17

    • Mr. Putter & Tabby Run the Race

    • By: Cynthia Rylant
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    There's going to be a marathon for the town's senior citizens, and Mrs. Teaberry and her dog, Zeke, are ready to join up. To make the race even more fun, she asks her friendly neighbors, Mr. Putter and his cat, Tabby, to join them.

    Regular price: $11.02

  • Book 18

    • Mr Putter and Tabby Spill the Beans

    • By: Cynthia Rylant
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    In this delightful tale by Newbery Award winner Cynthia Rylant, Mr. Putter doesn't share Mrs. Teaberry's enthusiasm for a class on 100 ways to cook beans. And yet - finding it hard to say no to his kind friend - he attends the class with her anyhow, expecting to be bored.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great fun

    • By Andrea on 01-01-10

    Regular price: $4.95

  • Book 19

    • Mr. Putter and Tabby Drop the Ball

    • By: Cynthia Rylant
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, love to take naps - too many naps. What they need is a sport! Luckily, Mrs. Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke, know of a baseball team they can join. It's not long before Mr. Putter is ready to play ball, but will his creaky knees cooperate? And can Zeke avoid wreaking havoc on the field? Win or lose, this baseball team will never be the same!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Too slow

    • By JK on 12-25-16

    Regular price: $2.79

  • Book 20

    • Mr. Putter and Tabby Clear the Decks

    • By: Cynthia Rylant
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, are itchy. Not because of fleas, but because it is hot, they’re bored, and they’re out of orangesicles. So when their neighbor, Mrs. Teaberry, suggests a sightseeing cruise, they’re excited about an adventure. The boat makes them feel free! Plus they get orangesicles! But when it’s time to go home, there’s a little problem with Mrs. Teaberry’s good dog, Zeke. The nineteenth Mr. Putter & Tabby book has all the sly, sweet humor that has made the series a huge success.

    Regular price: $9.09

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