Why We Love It
Mercy Watson, a pig, is a “porcine wonder” who lives with Mr. and Mrs. Watson inside their home. Mercy’s love of hot buttered toast gets her in and out of trouble in this sweet and funny twelve-chapter book. Brightly colored illustrations on each page provide important visual clues. New readers will be able to connect with the storyline and characters and follow the adventure. This is the first in the a consistently solid series for those just beginning to read chapter books.
- Discuss favorite parts of the book while eating hot buttered toast.
- Make a balloon version of Mercy using a pink balloon, construction paper, tape and a black marker.
- Add nose or add ears and eyes to make it look like Mercy.
- Enjoy some of the games offered on the Mercy Watson website.
- Mercy Watson Boxed Set: Adventures of a Porcine Wonder by Kate DiCamillo and Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen
- Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride by Kate DiCamillo and Chris Van Dusen
- Pigs by Robert Munsch Illustrated by Michael Martchenko