Kristie Hickley


Outstanding, Primary, Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard, Cats, Dogs, Dancing, Friendship, Beginning Readers

Document Type

Book Review


Mr. Putter and his cat, Tabby, live right next door to Mrs. Teaberry and her dog, Zeke. They all have a lot in common and frequently spend time together doing their favorite activities. Mrs. Teaberry decides that they should try out ballroom dancing! Mr. Putter isn’t so sure about it, but doesn’t want to let Mrs. Teaberry down. They attend a very fancy dance to test out their dancing skills. Mr. Putter and Mrs. Teaberry work on the cha-cha while Zeke dances with the poodle on a woman’s skirt and Tabby bats at the sparkles that are everywhere. They all have a ball!