Mr. Putter & Tabby Catch the Cold

Written by Cynthia Rylant


Where: Mr. Putter's home

When: winter


Mr. Putter has a cold because he went outside on a cold, snowy day without a hat. He remembers being taken care of when he was little but now there is no one to take care of him.

Main Characters

Mr. Putter


Mrs. Teaberry


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Mrs. Teaberry


Mrs. Teaberry is kind and caring. When she learned that Mr. Putter was sick she offered to take care of him. She made him chicken soup and peppermint tea.


When Mr. Putter said she could not come over because she would get sick. She figured out a way to still help Mr. Putter. She tied a thermos and a book to her dog, Zeke. She found a way to help!


Arthur Howard

Mrs. Comer