Mercy Watson to the Rescue

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Bibliographic Information: Dicamillo, Kate. Mercy Watson to the Rescue. Candlewick, 2009. Print.

Brief Annotation:  Mercy Watson is a pig who loves toast with a great deal of butter and hates sleeping in her own bed. One night she decides to sneak into Mr. and Mrs. Watson’s bed so she doesn’t have to be alone. Unfortunately, the weight of 2 adult humans plus one pig almost casues the bed to fall through the floor! Will Mercy be able to save the day?

Genre: free choice chapter

Grade Level: 1-4

Readers who will like this: Children who like funny stories, beginning readers

Rating/Response: 5 The story and the pictures were both very funny. I read this book with a young girl during my immersion experience and she loved it! This book has just the perfect amount of silliness and is a great first chapter book.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: What do you think life would be like if you had a pig in your house?

Posted by: Maria Muellerleile

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