Monday, January 25, 2016

Early Readers - Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo

Honestly, I enjoy every book that Kate DiCamillo writes, at least all of the ones I've read. When I saw Mercy Watson to the Rescue recently, I had to purchase this book for young readers. With the lexile measure of 450L, it is perfect for early grade school readers.

Mercy Watson is a pig, a very loved pig. Her owners treat her like a child and attribute human like characteristics to her. She has her own room, but she gets scared and lonely at night, so they allow her tuck in between them in their bed.

Unfortunately, their bed is falling through the floor and they need someone to call the firemen. Mercy Watson is hungry for toast with lots of butter, but she can't find any, so she goes to visit the neighbor who always gives her cookies. Her owners believe she is going for help.

This book will make a youngster laugh. It is funny, and cute, and just right for a our youngest independent readers. The font is large and well spaced. There are six books in the series, so your little reader can keep on reading for a while. I've only read the first book of this series, but I'm sure the rest are cute - this is Kate Dicamillo's work we are talking about.

If you have older readers, DiCamillo has a large collection of books for them. It doesn't matter which one you pick because all of her books are good.

Read to a child today, even if that child is you.

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