Mercy Watson Fights Crime

Summary:

There is no such thing as a quiet night at the Watson house. While everyone is sleeping, Leroy Ninker comes to the Watson house to steal their things. When Mercy heard the 'clank' of her beloved toaster, she decided to investigate ... but then she fell asleep. Just as Leroy is making his escape, Mercy jumps into action. Will anyone wake up to help Mercy? Can she save the day?


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This illustrated chapter book is fun for readers and listeners alike. It is filled with humor, clever writing, expressive and great illustrations, and an action-packed plot that is perfect for family reading.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Young Reader Reaction

Our daughter has been enjoying Mercy Watson stories for days. After the first night, she asked if there were any more to read! Now she looks forward to re-reading them (and giggling, of course).

Parent Reaction

We are happy to oblige the requests for the Mercy Watson books. She is, indeed, a porcine wonder, and the stories are sophisticated enough for parents to enjoy, too.

Type of Book:
This book is part of the early reader series featuring Mercy, the Watson's pet pig.
Educational Themes:

Mercy Watson stories are for enjoying. For young readers (including reluctant and remedial readers), they offer a chance to practice and expand your reading vocabulary. Still, there are themes you can develop: how to notify the police if you see a crime and home safety.

Reading Level:
2.6
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
6 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
5 to 8
Age of child:
Started reading with a 6-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, at least. This is a fun set of stories to share more than once. These could easily be part of the collection of books your saving for your grandkids.

Title Mercy Watson Fights Crime
About
Author Kate DiCamillo
Publisher Candlewick Press, Walker Books Group © 2006
Illustrators Chris Van Dusen
ISBN 0763625906
Material Hard Cover
Cost $12.99
Genres Adventure, Mystery, Humor, Crime
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