cover image Mr. Putter & Tabby Catch the Cold

Mr. Putter & Tabby Catch the Cold

Cynthia Rylant. Harcourt Children's Books, $15 (44pp) ISBN 978-0-15-202414-7

A number of familiar characters return in beginning reader sequels. In Mr. Putter and Tabby Catch the Cold by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Arthur Howard, Mr. Putter is miserable: ""Colds aren't so much fun when you're old."" Luckily, Mrs. Teaberry makes it better with chicken soup, tea with honey and a little help from her bulldog, Zeke.