Cynthia Rylant is an author of books for those that are just beginning chapter books. She has a few series that are perfect for those that are ready for longer texts. Mr. Putter and Tabby Pick the Pears is one of my favorites. Just reading the title makes me smile.
Mr. Putter and his cat, Tabby, live happily together. It was time to pick the pears from the pear tree so Mr. Putter could enjoy some pear jelly. However, this year it is hard for him to climb the ladder to reach the pears. He thinks and thinks of how he can get the pears off the tree and into jelly jars. He remembers playing with a sling shot as a child so he decides to make a sligng shot to help him get the pears off the tree. His apples have fallen off of their tree so he picks up an apple to sling at the pears. His aim isn't very good. The apples miss the tree and go over the roof of his house. Mr. Putter is having so much fun slinging apples that he slings all the apples that were on the ground and he never hits any pears off the tree. The next morning, Tabby and Mr. Putter are pleasantly surprised to see their neighbor at the front door. She has brought apple turnovers, apple pies and apple jelly. She told them of how she found apples in her front yard. She did not know how they got there. Quickly, she decided to make the free apples into treats. Mr. Putter decides it will be better just to wait for his pears to fall off his tree. Then he will get out his sling shot once again and see what happens next.
Life sometimes gives you twists and turns. Go pick some fruit and make a treat to share with a friend. You never know what might happen next. After enjoying your treats you might want to check out other books written by Cynthia Rylant.
Happy Daily Reading