Mr. Putter and Tabby Paint the Porch

Written by Cynthia Rylant • Illustrated by Arthur Howard

Reviewed by Will N. (age 8)

Have you ever had a problem that happened not once, but twice? Mr. Putter and Tabby Paint the Porch starts when Mr. Putter was reading Tabby a story. Mr. Putter was humming, then Mr. Putter had an idea. “We should paint the porch’, Mr. Putter said to Tabby. They started painting the porch. Suddenly, a squirrel was sitting on the porch. Then the squirrel ran through the paint. Tabby ran after the squirrel and Tabby knocked over the paint. The porch had paw prints all over it! Then Mr. Putter tried to fix the paw prints all over the porch. A chipmunk came then the chipmunk messed up the porch again. Do you think that Mr. Putter has another problem or does Mrs. Teaberry have to help Mr. Putter paint the porch? What do you think will happen?

I like Mr. Putter and Tabby Paint the Porch because I like happy endings and the book is funny. My favorite part was when the squirrel and the chipmunk messed up the house. I mess things up a lot too! It also has funny pictures in the book. They help me understand the book better.

If you want to paint a porch, you should read this book because you might figure out how to paint a real porch in real life! It’s not the best book I have ever read, but it is a little funny.

Will N. is a student in Brynne's 2nd Grade Class
2007-2008