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  • Published: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2005.
  • Year Published: 2005
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 68 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 450

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0763622702


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Mercy Watson to the rescue

by DiCamillo, Kate.

There are currently 8 available

Where To Find It

Call number: J Fiction / DiCamillo, Kate

Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Malletts Youth, Pittsfield Youth, Traverwood Youth

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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.

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This book is so great and so funny.

You'll want some buttered toast...

After reading Mercy Watson, you'll probably want some buttered toast! Mercy is a pig who knows what she wants and it often inconveniences her neighbors! The characters of Eugenia and Baby Lincoln are sure to delight. These books are a treat! A great read-to-me chapter book for little ones and a great beginning series for read alone. Also, don't miss the audio versions!

Perfect Transition Book From Readers to Chapter Books

Mercy, the beloved pet pig of Mr. and Mrs. Watson, loves nothing more than hot buttered toast, but all that delicious toast leads to trouble when Mercy’s extra weight causes the Watsons’ bed to crash partway through the floor, and now only Mercy – on the prowl for more toast – can save them. This first book in the Mercy Watson series offers plenty of over-the-top humor, and the glossy gouache illustrations perfectly capture that sense of fun with its energetic scenes and exaggerated expressions. Mercy herself is a charming heroine, rosy-cheeked and utterly adorable, and young children will feel safe amidst Mercy’s loving family. This beginning chapter book is an ideal selection for children making the transition between early readers and chapter books. The large print is a comfortable size for young readers while the 12 short chapters, between 4 and 8 pages each, will helps transitioning readers to gain confidence in negotiating chapters.

Cute book

The Mercy Watson series is great. The books are very entertaining for both young and old. Finally something got my daughter interested in reading. Wish it did not take me so long to discover it. Mercy sure can get into trouble.

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