Mercy Watson: Princess In Disguise

Mercy Watson: Princess In Disguise

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"Halloween was made for carefree Mercy Watson." -- School Library Journal When the Watsons decide to zip their porcine wonder into a formfitting princess dress for Halloween -- complete with tiara -- they are certain that Mercy will be beautiful beyond compare. Mercy is equally certain she likes the sound of trick-or-treating and can picture piles of buttered toast already. As for the Lincoln Sisters next door, how could they know that their cat would lead them all on a Halloween "parade" of hysterical proportions? Kate DiCamillo's beguiling pig is back in a tale full of treats, tricky turns, hijinks, and high humor.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 165 x 211 x 7mm | 196g
  • Cambrudge, MA, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, color
  • 0763649511
  • 9780763649517
  • 75,811

Review Text

As always, the Watsons' enthusiasm for their porcine marvel is both hysterical and heartwarming. There is something reassuring about the way they regard Mercy: She is beautiful. She is wonderful. She is adored. Which actually sums up the way I feel about Kate DiCamillo's series.
-Kidsreads.com

Kate DiCamillo's porcine heroine returns...once again all's well that ends with buttered toast.
-Publishers Weekly

The humorous tone and simple sentences will appeal to young readers, as will Chris Van Dusen's energetic gouache paintings.
-Washington Parent

How can you go wrong with a pig in a pink tutu and tiara?
-San Francisco Chronicle

There's a lot of silly fun in store for readers.
-Journal Inquirer

Learning-to-read kids will appreciate Chris Van Dusen's dynamic illustrations that are interspersed throughout the text.
-Associated Press

The brilliantly colored illustrations by Chris Van Dusen pack a comical punch.
-Scripps-Howard

The hilarious colored paintings, packed with action and emotion, add momentum to the pandemonium in this perfect beginning chapter book for second-graders.
-Chicago Sun-Times

An irresistible reading romp with lightning-fast action and sparkling slapstick illustrations.
-Curriculum Connection
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Review quote

As always, the Watsons' enthusiasm for their porcine marvel is both hysterical and heartwarming. There is something reassuring about the way they regard Mercy: She is beautiful. She is wonderful. She is adored. Which actually sums up the way I feel about Kate DiCamillo's series.
--Kidsreads.com Kate DiCamillo's porcine heroine returns...once again all's well that ends with buttered toast.
--Publishers Weekly The humorous tone and simple sentences will appeal to young readers, as will Chris Van Dusen's energetic gouache paintings.
--Washington Parent How can you go wrong with a pig in a pink tutu and tiara?
--San Francisco Chronicle There's a lot of silly fun in store for readers.
--Journal Inquirer Learning-to-read kids will appreciate Chris Van Dusen's dynamic illustrations that are interspersed throughout the text.
--Associated Press The brilliantly colored illustrations by Chris Van Dusen pack a comical punch.
--Scripps-Howard The hilarious colored paintings, packed with action and emotion, add momentum to the pandemonium in this perfect beginning chapter book for second-graders.
--Chicago Sun-Times An irresistible reading romp with lightning-fast action and sparkling slapstick illustrations.
--Curriculum Connection
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About Dicamillo Kate

Kate DiCamillo is the author of The Magician's Elephant, a New York Times bestseller; The Tale of Despereaux, which was awarded the Newbery Medal; Because of Winn-Dixie, a Newbery Honor book; and six books starring Mercy Watson, including the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride. She lives in Minneapolis.
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Rating details

3,277 ratings
4.17 out of 5 stars
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4 33% (1,093)
3 17% (552)
2 4% (119)
1 1% (41)
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