Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig (Mercy Watson #5)
Eugenia and Baby Lincoln may live next door to a pig, but that doesn’t stop them from living a gracious life. And the amiable Mercy Watson is equally determined to follow the delightful scent (and delicious taste) of the pansies her thoughtful neighbors are...more
Gr. K-3. Mercy Watson loves to eat flowers. The neighbors flowers are so yummy, but she gets in trouble and runs of to escape the wrath of Eugenia Lincoln. That’s when Animal Control Officer Francine Poulet gets involved, and Mercy is running for her freedom!
Curriculum: This is a good beginner reader book. The vocabulary is easy to read and the chapters are short. This would be a good book to introduce the Anim...more
That's why I use her as my go-to read-aloud choice when I'm the storytime reader in my daughters' first grade class. I've read three other Mercy Watson books as the storytime reader. The kids went nuts for them, and now I've got a bit of a reputation when I arrive to read. This one, for the kids and for me, didn't have quite the same magic.
Mercy is as memorable as always, Francine Poulet is a hilarious new character, and Eugen...more
Although some of the characters, Mercy, a pig who loves buttered toast, and situations, a pig sipping lemonade while relaxing in a chaise lounge on a patio, seem to be quite silly and unreal, Mercy Watson proves herself to be a pig worth knowing even if she continually drives Eugen...more
I enjoyed all of the Mercy Watson series, as did my just turned 7 year old daughter. I liked DiCamillo's witty story and the illustrations that further bring it to life. I highly recommend reading the stories in order as the characters from the earlier books are used throughout the series.
My daughter enjoys reading these books to herself and...more
Great for beginning chapter book readers and for reading out loud (my mom and cat loved it) with large printing...more
The kids really enjoyed this story, the humor, and the bright, fun illustrations. Excellent read-aloud book, sure to keep kids happy.
Mercy is a very funny pig, and so are her owners, Mr. and Mrs. Watson. DeCamillo was kind has has written several of these, so Margaret has plenty to work on. These are just a tad hard for her, so it's a good exercise. Love our new library branch--the ladies there always have good recommendations.
Mercy Watson was the main character. The setting was outside and inside. It was in the backyard.
Me: Very accessible, funny stories, and awesome illustrations, of course. van Dusen is our current favorite author/illustrator.