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
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 Euge...more
The kids really enjoyed this story, the humor, and the bright, fun illustrations. Excellent read-aloud book, sure to keep kids happy.
*Taken from my book reviews blog: http://reviewsatmse.blogspot.com/2008...
I might be rather peeved at Mercy too if she ate my pansies, but it is hard not to love Mercy. I laughed at the way the tea party turns out. Francine Poulet's introduction to the series is epic. And of cours ...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
My son and I weren't as enthused with this particular story, but it still captured our attention and I liked the focus on more secondary characters. (TBH, I'm on Eugenia's side for this story!)
1. I love that the characters have inner dialogue. "Francine," she said to herself, "you've never encountered a pig before. This is a career-expanding opportunity."
2. The vocabulary. "unmentionable horror"
3. The best part of this book is that Chris Van Dusen added Mrs. Watson reading a copy of "Because of Winn-Dixie" in the first illustration of the book. Awesome.
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
This is a great first choice as it is beautifully illustrated, it is a great transition.
I have three or four from this series, and the humour is wonderful.
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
Kate DiCamillo's own journey is something of a dream come true. After ...more