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Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo

Mercy Watson to the Rescue

Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo
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Oct 24, 2006 | 18 Minutes
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  • Paperback $5.99

    Dec 22, 2009 | 80 Pages | 6-9 years

  • Hardcover $14.99

    Aug 23, 2005 | 80 Pages | 5-9 years

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Praise

Van Dusen’s boldly hued, tactically hyperbolic gouache paintings tap into the narrative’s wry humor and joie de vivre.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Appropriate as both a picture book and a beginning reader, this joyful story combines familiar elements with a raucous telling that lets readers in on the joke.
Booklist, starred review

DiCamillo employs enough creative word choices to elevate the story beyond the controlled vocabulary of a first reader, yet the short chapters, large font, double spacing, and easygoing narrative make it approachable for transitional readers.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, The

Hilarity and hijinks abound.
Kirkus Reviews

Mercy Watson, a disarmingly charming pig adopted by a loving human family, makes her debut in this new series of chapter books for beginning readers.
School Library Journal

Featured/recommended
—St. Paul Pioneer Press

DiCamillo’s suspenseful yarn keeps readers turning the page, while the retro-folksy illustrations by Chris Van Dusen go for laughs and make for a gentle transition from picture books.
—FamilyFun

All heck breaks loose in this affectionate screwball take on bringing up baby.
—Parenting

This fast-paced tale features a pig named Mercy, a problem neighbor, and piles of buttered toast.
—People Magazine

Short and peppy chapters for reading or read-alouds.
—Chicago Tribune

Mr. and Mrs. Watson live in a charmingly retro world with their adorable pet pig.
—Nick Jr. Family Magazine Best Books of the Year

DiCamillo’s tightly woven, outlandish story shows she’s a pro at making readers laugh.
—Pittsburgh Post Gazette

With its straightforward story line, repeated text and hilarious illustrations, this new series should delight young readers.
—Book Page

An ebullient new character for early chapter-book readers in a series that's destined to be a classic.
—Midwest Book Review

Porcine merriment.
—Star Tribune

A beguiling blend of slapstick and whimsy.
—Child Magazine’s Best Children’s Book Award

Awards

ALA Notable Children’s Book SELECTION

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