Sunday, October 21, 2007

Mercy Watson Fights Crime by Kate DiCamillo

I recommend this book for: grades 1-3

Okay, so it isn't every Kate DiCamillo book that makes me cry! Mercy Watson is a pampered pet pig (her owners would prefer that she be called a "porcine wonder") with a sweet tooth for buttered toast. In this book, her third adventure, she hears the toaster rattling in the middle of the night. Sure that someone is making toast, she makes her way down to the kitchen, only to find a very short cowboy stealing all of the kitchen appliances! Hilarity and appearances by characters from the other books ensue, including the old ladies from next door, the police, and the fire department. As in the other books, Mercy ends up saving the day, even if all she was really after was a midnight snack. Great fun for early readers!

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