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. He's never baked a cake before, but it should be a cinch.
Among the delightful creations of this popular Newbery Medal honoree, Mr. Putter is perhaps the most comical and endearing. ---from the publisher
44 pages 978-0152002053 Ages 4-8
Keywords: cat, friends, friendship, pets, fun, cake, baking, new experiences, cooking, neighbor, gifts, humor, 4 year old, 5 year old 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, part of a series, independent reader, chapter book, Christmas
Mr. Putter and his beloved cat bake a light and airy Christmas cake for their neighbor Mrs. Teaberry. “Howard’s relaxed, mixed-media pictures catch the nuances of the cozy, affectionate relationship between an old man and a cat with all the right moves.”--Booklist