Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride by Kate DiCamillo


It’s the best thing since buttered toast — Mercy Watson in paperback!

Mercy loves nothing more than a ride in the convertible, with the wind tickling her ears and the sun on her snout. But one day the Watsons’ 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!

My thoughts:
My children requested that we listen to "another pig story" so we listened to the second one on the our audio CD.  They thought the idea of a pig driving a car was really funny.  They noticed things I wouldn't have thought of either, for example at the end of both of the books we read the Watson's eat buttered toast with someone.

Since they enjoyed listening so much I think I am going to need to check the library for print copies.  It would be interesting to see what kind of illustrations the books have and I am pretty sure my daughter could read these on her own.  Having a book that is interesting and appropriate reading level wise is important to me.

As an adult, this was not the most thrilling book to listen to, but seeing how my children were enjoying it made it better for me.

Product Details

Pub. Date: December 2009
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Format: Paperback , 80pp
Age Range: 6 to 8
Series: Mercy Watson Series
ISBN-13: 9780763645052
ISBN: 0763645052

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