Mercy Watson to the Rescue

Mercy Watson to the Rescue

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After Mercy the pig snuggles to sleep with the Watsons, all three awaken with the bed teetering on the edge of a big hole in the floor.
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Press, 2005.
ISBN: 9780763622701
0763622702
9780763645045
Characteristics: [76] p. :,col. ill. ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Van Dusen, Chris

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darladoodles
Dec 05, 2018

Kate DiCamillo hits it out of the park with this new series about Mercy Watson, the porcine wonder. Her people genuinely love her and feed her lots of her favorite food -- toast with a great deal of butter. The next door neighbors are not so enthusiastic which lends a comedic element to our story. The illustrations by Chris Van Dusen are beautifully rendered and complement the story in a delightful way. New readers will feel a sense of accomplishment after finishing this toasty tale.

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suless
Jan 12, 2018

Cute just-above-easy reader. Fun story line engages my child and keeps me from being bored to tears. Lots of unrealistic scenarios to keep the child's brain working, even once the decoding is complete. One criticism: not all the words follow basic decoding rules (for example, a character in this series has a French last name, complete with a silent final "t"). Not a deal breaker, just means the kids might need some support while reading. Love this series. Good find, Gwinnett County Library!

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mayog
Dec 29, 2016

A good first chapter book for children --but why all white characters?

DPLjosie Jul 06, 2016

Mercy Watson, a pig, is relied up to save the day! Which she does...accidentally.

Cute and silly, a good beginning level chapter book for a child reading on their own. Lots of speech and punctuation to negotiate, but otherwise a very accessible read.

vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

For ages 6-8. Boom! Crack! That’s what Mr. and Mrs. Watson hear when they allow Mercy the pig into their bed. Mercy, you see, is like one of the family to them.

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soccergirlO3
Jun 13, 2014

OMG this is my favorite type of series

JewelMcLatchy Jul 02, 2012

Had seen the book on the shelves for a while and hadn't picked it up yet - boy am I glad I did because I love Mercy Watson! A fantastically fun frolic of a story, complete with Mercy, the porcine wonder!

ParkRidgeChildrens Jan 16, 2012

From the Mercy Watson Series

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mayog
Dec 29, 2016

mayog thinks this title is suitable for 3 years and over

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