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Publisher's Summary

To Mr. and Mrs. Watson, Mercy is not just a pig, she's a porcine wonder. And to the portly and good-natured Mercy, the Watsons are an excellent source of buttered toast, not to mention that buttery-toast feeling she gets when she snuggles into bed with them. This is not, however, so good for the Watsons' bed. BOOM! CRACK! Welcome to the wry and endearing world of Mercy Watson.
©2005 Kate DiCamillo (P)2006 Random House, Inc.

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Perfect for a variety of ages

We discovered Mercy Watson when my children were 4-5, and we still love her two years later! Even I don't mind hearing this book over and over and over (and parents know that's a rare find!), and I love hearing my kids howl with laughter. Mercy Watson is a pig, but her owners treat her like a person. Hilarity ensues, always finishing up with "toast, with a great deal of butter." Anybody want to know what our favorite breakfast is? Yep, toast, with a great deal of butter.

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  • lauraln
  • ATLANTA, GA, United States
  • 08-23-17

Fun story for as young as 2

Always a fun story to have on hand for my 3 year old. Good performance and music.

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  • Kate
  • Washington, DC
  • 08-10-17

cute, fun story for a 20 min car ride!

entertaining narration. great length, plot, characters. enjoyed by my kids ages 2-7. 2 year old can't stop talking about the "monster"!

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8 year old review

My daughter thought the book was really funny. She enjoyed baby sister and how she says things about the pig and chases the pig around the yard. She thinks it's funny that Mercy likes toast with butter on it just like she does.
She recommends it for any child who likes pigs or any child who likes to laugh ... a lot.

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Good Book

My 8 year old enjoyed it and was fast asleep by the end.. I also like the narrator.

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I enjoyed it

Cute story, I read it to my nephew and he loved it. He also loved the illustrations

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Needs pictures!

My son enjoyed the story but we didn't like the fact that it didn't have any pictures. Other than that it was ok!

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no pictures

to keep the child's attention they should show pictures in the book
I don't like

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