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Mercy Watson to the Rescue

  Author(s) & Illustrator(s): Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen

  Edition: Hardcover -- Plot Summary and Book Review

Mercy Watson to the Rescue (Hardcover)    

  • Mercy Watson to the Rescue, by Newbery-winning author Kate Dicamillo, is a delightful early chapter book for beginning readers. Full of silliness and fun, this humorous story features a lovable pig named Mercy Watson as the main character. One night, Mercy Watson feels afraid when sleeping alone, so he goes in bed with Mr. and Mrs. Watson. With the added weight, a hole opens up under the Watsons' bed. The "boom" and "crack" sounds wake Mercy up and he runs off to the kitchen in search of hot toast with butter on it. Finding none there, Mercy goes to visit the Lincoln sisters who live next door. After a few comical twists and turns, two firemen come and rescue Mr. and Mrs. Watson, who think Mercy has alerted the fire department. Chris Van Dusen's colorful and expressive illustrations complement this easy-to-read story very well. Mercy Watson to the Rescue is a good book for children in kindergarten, first grade, second grade and third grade.
  • Reading Level: children in kindergarten, first grade, second grade and third grade
  • Hardcover, 80 pages
  • ISBN: 0763622702
  • Publisher: Candlewick
  • Genre: Fiction - Humorous Stories
  • Book Theme: Animals
  • Chapter Books

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