Mercy Watson to the Rescue


Author: Kate DiCamillo

Illustrator: Chris Van Dusen

Mr. and Mrs. Watson love their pig, Mercy. Mercy loves hot toast with a great deal of butter. She also loves snuggling up in bed with the Watsons. Unfortunately, this is not good for the Watsons’ bed, which starts to fall through the floor. Which is not good for the Watsons! When Mercy jumps off the bed, the Watsons are sure she’s off to find a way to save them. Is she? Or will her love of hot toast with butter lead her to a snout-full of trouble? From the Newbery Medal-winning author of The Tale of Despereaux, Because of Winn-Dixie, and Tiger Rising, comes this first book in a new series for beginning readers.


our children will love Mercy, even as they laugh at the Watsons’ determination to see everything she does as the work of a “Porcine Wonder!”