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A Piglet Named Mercy

By Angela Zimmerman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Cute picture book origin story of popular series pig.

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With bright, funny illustrations and a simple, clear storyline, kids will be delighted by the story of how a piglet came into the home of a normal couple and changed their lives forever. A Piglet Named Mercy introduces preschoolers to the popular Mercy Watson books by bestselling author Kate DiCamillo. The next door neighbors -- sisters Eugenia and Baby -- add a comical dimension to the story, especially the bright-blue-hued Eugenia and the outrage she expresses over the piglet. Baby is a tender soul who immediately embraces Mercy and the Watson's decision to tend to her like a human baby of their own.

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