Thursday, February 18, 2016

Review: Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo

Synopsis: 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. After the Watsons tuck Mercy into bed with a sweet song and a kiss, she feels warm inside, as if she has just eaten hot toast with a great deal of butter on it. However, afraid of the dark, she snuggles into bed with the couple. Moments later, all three are rudely awakened from their lovely dreams with a BOOM! as their bed falls into a hole that has opened in the floor beneath them. In hot pursuit of buttered toast, the porcine wonder inadvertently gets help and saves the day. Along the way, she causes great, humorous distress to the next-door Lincoln sisters. (from the online description)

Review: This is a cute story, with only a few minor flaws. I like Mercy and her butter toasted obsession, the fact she can't speak (being a pig), and the sisters. I did not like the Mercy got praise for helping when in fact she was just chasing food. But the illustrations are fun and cute and clever, and I think children will enjoy this lively tale.

Bookmarks: 6 of 10

Awards: None

ISBN: 0-7636-2270-2
Year Published: 2005
Date Finished: 2-14-2016
Pages: 21

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