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  • Mercy Watson Fights Crime

    by Kate DiCamillo
    71 pages
    Reviewed by The Junior Book Dealer: Elena Elizabeth Hynes

    Mr. and Mrs. Watson have a pig named Mercy. Mercy LOVES buttered toast. One night, Mercy heard a noise in the kitchen. She thought Mrs. Watson was making toast. When she arrives in the kitchen, Mercy is surprised by Leroy Ninker, a man who always wanted to be a cowboy. Since it was impossible for him to be a cowboy, Leroy decided to be a robber, and that is when Mercy meets comes face-to-face with Leroy.


    This book is full of action as Mercy and Leroy go out into the neighborhood. What will happen next? You will have to read this story to find out if Mercy saves the day.


    Notes to Teachers: This is a great first chapter book for beginning readers. This is the 3rd book out of a 6 book series.

    Suggestions for Possible Concepts: Friendship, Mistaken Identity, Family, Good Always Wins (Good versus Evil)

    of Age; Courage.

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