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Mercy Watson to the Rescue: Mercy Watson, Book 1

By Sally Engelfried, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Funny, silly pig story great for early readers.

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age 5+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 5+

Engaging beginning chapter books for young readers

We read Mercy Watson originally as part of our homeschool curriculum, but it has become on of our favorite books. All five of the books in the series are funny stories with characters that by the end of the series feel like your own neighbors. My 6 and 7 year old kids constantly request this at bedtime, and I enjoy them as well. Definitely a series I would recommend for early elementary school!

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age 4+

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Mercy’s joyful smile is contagious, and readers will mirror the doting looks on Mr. and Mrs. Watson’s faces as they gaze upon the "porcine wonder" that is Mercy. The pacing of MERCY WATSON TO THE RESCUE is fast and fun, as mix-ups abound but all turns out well.

The colorful gouache illustrations are vivid and have a cartoony flair, and the large font with plenty of white space on the page makes this an excellent book for new readers just graduating to chapter books.

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