Mr. Putter & Tabby Smell the Roses
In Mr. Putter and Tabby Smell the Roses, Mr. Putter decides to take Mrs. Teaberry on a very special trip to the Conservatory for her birthday. A conservatory is a place people can go to see and learn about many different trees and flowers. Zeke is well-behaved because Mr. Putter tells him he will get a surprise if he behaves well. But, when Zeke sees a banana tree, he cannot stop himself from jumping up and grabbing a bunch of bananas from the tree! Bananas are Zeke’s favorite treat! Then, Tabby jumps in a lemon tree, spilling lemons onto everyone. Since the Conservatory trip is such a disaster, Mr. Putter takes Mrs. Teaberry out for strawberry cake instead. Zeke behaves and doesn’t eat the balloons! It turns out to be a nice celebration for Mrs. Teaberry’s birthday, after all!
I love Mr. Putter and Tabby books! I like that Mr. Putter and Mrs. Teaberry do everything together, like celebrate the holidays and special occasions with each other. I also like that Mrs. Teaberry’s good dog, Zeke, does everything the hard way! For example, it’s funny when Zeke eats the book and pops the balloons.
Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard, Illustrator
HMH Books for Young Readers