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Preview — Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig by Kate DiCamillo
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 Eugen...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 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
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
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
Great for beginning chapter book readers and for reading out loud (my mom and cat loved it) with large printing ...more
All the Mercy Watson books are perennial favorites around our house and get re-read every few months by both my older girls (ages 6 and 7). This is one series that they can both read themselves, and they are delighted to read them aloud to their little sister. Literarily, the stories are pretty fluffy, but my girls bask in the marshmallowy yumminess. And the pictures, with their fifties retro feel, add greatly to the fun.
The whole series is great, but this is my favourite!
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.
Kate DiCamillo's own journey is something of a dream come true. After ...more