I know the Mercy Watson books have been out for a while now, but somehow I have never got around to reading one.
I have always assumed that Kate DiCamillo = excellent.
I’m happy to report that the equation holds true.
Mercy Watson is delightful, charming and funny. The colour illustrations from Chris Van Dusen add to the appeal of this tale about an adventure loving pig who loves toast with lots of butter.
Mercy Watson is very different to the other DiCamillo characters & books, but then these books are aimed at a much younger reader.
There are now six books in this series, available individually or as a boxed set.
And DiCamillo has a great webpage for the kids all about Mercy.
An excellent early reader or to read aloud 5+
Oh, Mercy! Pig out on the first six adventures in the New York Times best-selling series, all tucked together in one enticing box–the perfect gift!
Foiling a robber, driving a car, squeezing into a tutu–is there anything the porcine wonder won’t do in her single-minded pursuit of treats, buttered toast, or just a rollicking fun time? And who knows what other adventures twinkle in her mischievous eyes? Here, for Mercy Watson’s loyal fans and new friends, comes a big fat paperback collection of pig tales that will have readers squealing with delight. Included are:
MERCY WATSON TO THE RESCUE
MERCY WATSON GOES FOR A RIDE
MERCY WATSON FIGHTS CRIME
MERCY WATSON: PRINCESS IN DISGUISE
MERCY WATSON THINKS LIKE A PIG
MERCY WATSON: SOMETHING WONKY THIS WAY COMES