Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig (Mercy Watson Series #5)by Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
Eugenia and Baby Lincoln may live next door to a pig, but that doesn’t stop them from living a gracious life. And the amiable Mercy Watson is equally determined to follow the delightful scent (and delicious taste) of the pansies/b>
Can Mercy Watson outwit . . . Animal Control? The porcine wonder’s on the lam in her latest tongue-in-snout adventure!
Eugenia and Baby Lincoln may live next door to a pig, but that doesn’t stop them from living a gracious life. And the amiable Mercy Watson is equally determined to follow the delightful scent (and delicious taste) of the pansies her thoughtful neighbors are planting to beautify their yard. "Where have all the flowers gone?" shouts Eugenia, who is finally ready to take extreme measures —- and dial Animal Control! Has Mercy’s swine song come at last? Or will her well-pampered instincts keep her in buttered toast?
From the Hardcover edition.
In this installment, the porcine protagonist outrages the Lincoln sisters when she sneaks through their hedge and eats their newly planted pansies. Eugenia Lincoln calls animal control, and Officer Francine Poulet shows up determined to "think like a pig" and catch the culprit. Chaos ensues, and the porker escapes to enjoy another day of buttered toast. Fans of the series will welcome this addition to Mercy's adventures and be amused by the hyperbolic quality of Van Dusen's color illustrations.-Farida S. Dowler, formerly at Mercer Island Library, WA
Meet the Author
Kate DiCamillo is the author of the first four stories starring Mercy Watson. She is also the author of THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX, which won the Newbery Medal; BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE, which received a Newbery Honor; THE TIGER RISING, a National Book Award Finalist; THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE, winner of a BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK Award; and the picture book GREAT JOY. She lives in Minneapolis.
Chris Van Dusen has illustrated all the books in the Mercy Watson series. He is also the author-illustrator of DOWN TO THE SEA WITH MR. MAGEE, A CAMPING SPREE WITH MR. MAGEE, and IF I BUILT A CAR. He lives in Camden, Maine.
From the Hardcover edition.
- Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Date of Birth:
- March 25, 1964
- Place of Birth:
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- B.A. in English, University of Florida at Gainesville, 1987
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My daughter loves this book. She loves all of the Mercy Watson series, actually, but this book she reads by herself to help fall asleep at night. I cannot say enough about how connected she is to this book. It is outstanding, and she has enjoyed reading then since she was 6. I highly recommend this book.
I never thought of toast the same way after reading this books with my daughter. The Mercy Watson books all have strong characters, hilarious hijinks, and happy endings. This series is another home run for Kate DiCamillo as far as I'm concerned.
This is one of our family's favorites in the Mercy Watson series. The scenes with animal control officer are laugh out loud fun! A great illustrated chapter book that is sure to entertain!