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Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise

by Kate DiCamillo

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Series: Mercy Watson (4)

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Another great addition to a wonderful series. Amazing illustrations full of color and detail. This time Mercy is heading out on the town for a little trick-or-Treat adventure. ( )
  dms02 | Feb 27, 2014 |
It's Halloween for Mercy Watson and Mrs. Watson has the brilliant idea to dress Mercy up as a princess. While at first reluctant, after the Watsons explain about the treats she will receive, Mercy is completely on board with the project. Unfortunately, the first house they stop at is the Lincoln sisters' house where Eugenia refuses to hand out treats to a pig. When Baby attempts to sneak treats to the Watsons, chaos erupts when Mercy meets Eugenia's new cat General Washington. Soon there's a chase and the only thing Mercy loves more than a chase is hot buttered toast! ( )
  JenJ. | Mar 31, 2013 |
I still love Mercy Watson. This title is a Halloween story that has Mercy dressing up as a princess pig and going trick or treating to her neighbor's house. You may remember that her neighbors are Eugenia and Baby Lincoln, one saucy, one sweet. Now they have a cat, General Washington. Mercy gets into it with the cat, chases it up a tree, and leads an inadvertent Halloween parade down the street. All ends happily as usual with the firemen who get the cat out of the tree staying for some hot buttered toast.

Things I loved about this one: Mercy's costume - utterly adorable; Mercy thinking she can get some buttered toast as a Halloween treat (a butter candy has to suffice!); and, as usual, the illustrations as a whole. There's something so nostalgic about the illustrations, and I love how all the characters (except sourpuss Eugenia) have such glowing, smiley faces. One thing that's starting to grate on my nerves a little bit: how often the characters' names are repeated throughout the course of the story. I can't figure out if it's a limited vocabulary issue or if a lot of easy readers do this and I just don't notice... does it help children with cognition and understanding the story if the names are constantly repeated? I don't know. Anyway, it kind of makes it hard from a read-aloud standpoint. ( )
  allawishus | Oct 17, 2012 |
Genre: Fantasy
Review: The author stays true to the genre of fantasy by creating a story that could not take place, yet most of the characters in the story are believable. If you were to replace the character of Mercy Watson (a pig) with a real person, this story would be a believable story about a child who goes trick-or-treating.
Character Critic: The character of Mrs. Watson is a flat static character because we know little about the character and she fails to change during the story. She believes that her pig Mercy Watson is perfect and fails to notice all the things Mercy does that makes her far removed from perfect.
Media: Gouache ( )
  adaniel11 | Feb 24, 2012 |
Mercy Watson is back in another adventure. It's Halloween, and the Watsons have decided to go trick-or-treating. Clad in a beautiful pink princess dress and tiara, Mercy is hoping for some hot buttered toast. When the Watsons stop at the house of the Lincoln sisters, Eugenia denies Mercy any candy, but Baby has a softer heart, bringing the candy to the back door. After a clash between Mercy and the Lincoln sisters' cat, there is a lively chase around the neighborhood, ending with one character stuck in a tree! Simple, easy-to-read sentences make this book appropriate for beginning chapter book readers. The full-color cartoon gouache illustrations provide textual cues and enhance the playfulness of the story and clearly depict the actions and emotions of the characters. Ages 5-8. Recommended purchase. ( )
  mossing | Dec 3, 2011 |
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C'est l'Halloween dans les rues de Deckawoo! M. et Mme Watson ont choisi le costume ideal pour Mercy . Cependant , elle a besoin d'un peu d'encouragements pour se décider à le porter. Lorsqu'elle apprend qu'elle aura droit des friandises, la voilà decide ! Quoi de plus excitant que de courir de porte en porte et de se voir offrir des bonbons ? Surtout s'il y a aussi une course-poursuite.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763630144, Hardcover)

Can visions of treats entice a porcine wonder to wear her princess costume? Hold on for some Halloween havoc, Mercy Watson-style!

When the Watsons decide to zip their porcine wonder into a formfitting princess dress for Halloween — complete with tiara — they are certain that Mercy will be beautiful beyond compare. Mercy is equally certain she likes the sound of trick-or-TREATING and can picture those piles of buttered toast already. As for the Lincoln Sisters next door, how could they know that their cat would get into the act and lead them all on a Halloween "parade" of hysterical proportions? Kate DiCamillo’s beguiling pig is back in a tale full of treats, tricky turns, hijinks, and high humor.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:36:17 -0400)

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Persuaded by the word "treating" to dress up as a princess for Halloween, Mercy the pig's trick-or-treat outing has some very unexpected results.

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