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Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride (Reprint) (Paperback) (Kate DiCamillo)

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About the Book



The amiable, porcine wonder Mercy Watson, created by Newbery Medalist DiCamillo ("The Tale of Despereaux"), stars in two chapter-book adventures, now available in paperback. Illustrations.



Book Synopsis



The New York Times best-selling porcine wonder finds herself behind the wheel in this hilarious adventure available in paperback.

Mr. and Mrs. Watson's porcine wonder, Mercy, loves nothing more than a ride in the car. It takes a fair amount of nudging and bribing and a You are such a good sport, darling to get the portly pig out of the driver's seat, but once the convertible is on the road, Mercy loves the feel of the wind tickling her ears and the sun on her snout. One day the Watsons' motoring ritual takes an unexpected turn, however, when their elderly neighbor Baby Lincoln pops up in the backseat in hopes of some folly and adventure -- and in the chaos that ensues, an exuberant Mercy ends up behind the wheel! Soon there's a policeman on her tail, a struggle for the brake, and a blissfully airborne Mercy. Of course, it's nothing that an extra helping of buttered toast can't fix!



Review Quotes



With power-charged vocabulary, unexpected twists and turns, and glossy cartoon artwork, this rollicking tale is fuel-injected with humor.
--SLJ's Curriculum Connections

The rich vocabulary of the text, the retro look of the illustrations (including the pink 1959 Cadillac they drive), and the sheer fun of the tale will delight young children.
--Childhood Education

Fans of Mercy Watson will be happy to hear Kate DiCamillo has a new book in her series.
--Detroit Free Press

The story is funny and the art is even funnier.
--Advocate, The (Baton Rouge)

DiCamillo underscores her incredible range with another Mercy Watson book, as silly and satisfying as the first.
--San Francisco Chronicle

Certain to surprise and delight young readers.
--Working Mother Magazine

Van Dusen's larger-than-life characters and retro sensibility extend the dry humor of the situation, and his shiny, rainbow-bright gouache art shoots the energy, especially Mercy's, right off the page. Great for emergent readers.
--Booklist

The second installment in the 'Mercy Watson' series, this choice is certain to produce lots of smiles and laughter.
--Syndicated Column - Kendal Rautzhan

A fresh, fun-filled must-have for those looking to spiff up beginning-chapter-book collections.
--School Library Journal

A spirited outing. . . . Chris Van Dusen's spirited illustrations add to the unbridled fun.
--Sacramento Bee



About The Author



KATE DICAMILLO is the author of the first story about Mercy Watson, MERCY WATSON TO THE RESCUE. She is also the author of THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX, which received the Newbery Medal; BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE, which received a Newbery Honor; THE TIGER RISING, which was named a National Book Award Finalist, and the new middle-grade novel THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEYOF EDWARD TULANE. She says, "A long time ago, my best friend's son, Luke Bailey, put a toy pig in a toy car and pushed the car around the living room, screaming, 'Look, look, pig taking a ride! Pig taking a ride!' During the next few hours, this phrase was repeated with such shocking volume and intensity that it took up permanent residence in my brain. MERCY WATSON GOES FOR A RIDE is the direct product of Luke's obsession and mine, a decade or so after the fact. Look, Luke, pig taking a ride!"

CHRIS VAN DUSEN illustrated the first book in the Mercy Watson series, MERCY WATSON TO THE RESCUE. He is also the author-illustrator of DOWN TO THE SEA WITH MR. MAGEE, A CAMPING SPREE WITH MR MAGEE, and IF I BUILT A CAR. He says, "I have four brothers (no sisters!), and cars were a big part of my upbringing. So when I read this story about a wild car ride, I couldn't wait to get started. I made the Watson convertible a 1959 because I love old cars with lots of chrome, fins, and style. It was also great to visit these characters again. We're becoming good friends!"

Dimensions (Overall): 8.1 Inches (H) x 6.3 Inches (W) x .3 Inches (D)
Weight: .5 Pounds
Suggested Age: 4-8 Years
Number of Pages: 72
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Pigs
Series Title: Mercy Watson
Publisher: Candlewick Pr
Format: Paperback
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Language: English
Street Date: December 22, 2009
TCIN: 11647872
UPC: 9780763645052
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-6529
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship dimensions: 6.3 inches length x 0.5 inches width x 8.3 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
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