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Mercy Watson to the Rescue - by Kate DiCamillo (Hardcover)

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Specifications

Number of Pages: 80

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Humorous Stories

Series Title: Mercy Watson

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)

Age Range: 4-8 years

Author: Kate DiCamillo

Language: English

Street Date: August 23, 2005
TCIN: 76951658
UPC: 9780763622701
Item Number (DPCI): 247-03-8722

Description

Van Dusen's boldly hued, tactically hyperbolic gouache paintings tap into the narrative's wry humor and joie de vivre.
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Appropriate as both a picture book and a beginning reader, this joyful story combines familiar elements with a raucous telling that lets readers in on the joke.
--Booklist (starred review)

DiCamillo employs enough creative word choices to elevate the story beyond the controlled vocabulary of a first reader, yet the short chapters, large font, double spacing, and easygoing narrative make it approachable for transitional readers.
--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, The

Hilarity and hijinks abound.
--Kirkus Reviews

Mercy Watson, a disarmingly charming pig adopted by a loving human family, makes her debut in this new series of chapter books for beginning readers.
--School Library Journal

DiCamillo's suspenseful yarn keeps readers turning the page, while the retro-folksy illustrations by Chris Van Dusen go for laughs and make for a gentle transition from picture books.
--FamilyFun

All heck breaks loose in this affectionate screwball take on bringing up baby.
--Parenting

This fast-paced tale features a pig named Mercy, a problem neighbor, and piles of buttered toast.
--People Magazine

Short and peppy chapters for reading or read-alouds.
--Chicago Tribune

Mr. and Mrs. Watson live in a charmingly retro world with their adorable pet pig.
--Nick Jr. Family Magazine Best Books of the Year

DiCamillo's tightly woven, outlandish story shows she's a pro at making readers laugh.
--Pittsburgh Post Gazette

With its straightforward story line, repeated text and hilarious illustrations, this new series should delight young readers.
--Book Page

An ebullient new character for early chapter-book readers in a series that's destined to be a classic.
--Midwest Book Review

Porcine merriment.
--Star Tribune

A beguiling blend of slapstick and whimsy.
--Child Magazine's Best Children's Book Award

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