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Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise by Kate…

Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise

by Kate DiCamillo

Other authors: Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)

Series: Mercy Watson (4)

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Mercy Watson, that 'porcine wonder' with an abiding love for buttered toast and a penchant for landing in trouble, returns in this fourth beginning chapter-book devoted to her adventures. In this installment of DiCamillo's series, it is Halloween on Deckawoo Drive, and the Watsons dress Mercy up as a princess so she can go trick-or-treating. But when they knock on the Lincoln sisters' door, and their cat George Washington tempts Mercy into a game of chase, chaos erupts and local firemen Lorenzo and Ned (once again) get involved...

Every bit as amusing as it predecessors, Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise combines the hilarious hi-jinks and vibrantly colorful artwork that have made this series such a success. Readers familiar with earlier volumes will recognize the secondary cast, from the elderly Lincoln sisters to the firefighters who seem to respond to emergencies on Deckawood Drive fairly regularly. I found it hilarious that the firefighters now know that this street has a troublesome pig living on it. Recommended to young readers just getting going with chapter-books, who are looking for humorous stories with a quirky sense of fun. ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Jul 2, 2016 |
I can see how beginning readers would get a kick out of this funny series. I've not read the first - but I suspect that's the best. Don't read if you like buttered toast and are trying to eat healthfully. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
Part of the Mercy Watson series. Mrs. and Mrs. Watson think their darling spoiled pet pig Mercy should be a “porcine princess” this Halloween. Mercy disagrees, and dons her pink tutu and tiara only when she is promised treats from everyone in the neighborhood. On Halloween night, hilarity ensues as Mercy chases the neighbor’s cat General Washington up a tree, ending in a call the fire department and piles of buttered toast which make up for Mercy’s uncomfortable dress. Chris Van Dusen’s richly-colored and expressive artwork is interspersed throughout, adding loads of personality and excitement to Mercy’s escapades. The illustrations also compliment the text well and help communicate the plot and mood of the characters to new readers without being distracting. Mercy’s infectious energy will appeal to a wide audience but will particularly delight animal lovers. Recommended. Ages 6-8. ( )
  alovett | Oct 2, 2014 |
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 |
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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.

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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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Editions: 0763630144, 0763649511

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