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Mercy Watson : princess in disguise / Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Chris Van Dusen.

By: DiCamillo, Kate.
Contributor(s): Van Dusen, Chris | Van Dusen, Chris [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: DiCamillo, Kate. Mercy Watson: 4.; DiCamillo, Kate. Mercy Watson: ; DiCamillo, Kate. Mercy Watson: 04.; DiCamillo, Kate. Mercy Watson: no 4.Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2007Edition: First edition.Description: 70 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780763630140 (alk. paper); 0763630144.Other title: Princess in disguise.Subject(s): Swine -- Juvenile fiction | Halloween -- Juvenile fiction | Watson, Mercy (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction | Humourous stories -- Juvenile fiction | Burglary -- Juvenile fiction | Children's humourous stories -- FictionGenre/Form: Humorous fiction. | Children's humorous fiction. | Children's fiction.DDC classification: Children's Chapter Book Online resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description Summary: Mercy the pig is persuaded to dress up as a princess for Halloween, but her trick-or-treat outing has some very unexpected results. Suggested level: junior, primary.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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 piles of buttered toast already. As for the Lincoln Sisters next door, how could they know that their cat would 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.

"No. 4"--Spine.

Mercy the pig is persuaded to dress up as a princess for Halloween, but her trick-or-treat outing has some very unexpected results. Suggested level: junior, primary.

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Sequel to: Mercy Watson fights crime.

Followed by: Mercy Watson thinks like a pig.

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Publishers Weekly Review

Kate DiCamillo's porcine heroine returns in Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise, illus. by Chris Van Dusen. Dressed in regal attire, Mercy inadvertently creates a Halloween parade when she chases her neighbor's cat, General Washington, up a tree. Minor calamities ensue, but once again all's well that ends with buttered toast. (Candlewick, $12.99 80p ages 6-8 ISBN 9780-7636-3014-0; Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-Halloween was made for carefree Mercy Watson. Treats, especially butter treats, hold a special attraction for the piggy "princess." Reluctant at first to try on the tight-fitting dress and tiara that Mrs. Watson picks out for her, the curly-tailed pet eventually decides that the treats might make up for her discomfort. Van Dusen's beaming, wide-eyed Watsons travel with Mercy through the neighborhood in a series of action-filled cartoons in gouache art that view the evening's goings-on from a variety of perspectives. However, wherever Mercy goes, trouble seems to follow-especially at the home of the Lincoln sisters. Eugenia Lincoln's intimidation of Mercy and the princess's flying pursuit of their cat perfectly capture the text. This is an adventure to grab the attention of both Mercy fans and readers new to her escapades.-Mary Elam, Forman Elementary School, Plano, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Booklist Review

"Mercy Watson, that glistening pig, isn't too interested in learning about Halloween, and she becomes downright skeptical when Mrs. Watson shows her a pink princess dress she has purchased as a costume. But then treats are mentioned, and that means only one thing to Mercy. Toast! Fans of the series will know what comes next: a wild chase ending with firemen coming to the rescue and, of course, Mercy's favorite buttered delicacy. This installment has the same bright appeal as previous books, and the pictures are priceless, especially the one that shows a reluctant Mercy trying to step into her very lovely gown."--"Cooper, Ilene" Copyright 2007 Booklist

Kirkus Book Review

Everyone's porcine wonder is back, and just in time for Halloween. Mrs. Watson knows just what Mercy should be for the holiday--a tiara-and-pink-tulle-clad princess. Mercy is dubious, especially after struggling with her dress, until the word "treats" is mentioned. Toast with a great deal of butter is her favorite treat, and that thought is enough to keep our little porker in the game. Following the formula perfected in the earlier titles, the hilarity is found more in the super-saturated illustrations than in the words. Whether Mercy is flying after a terrified cat or snuffling for butter candy, the illustrations are energetic and the sly wit is infectious. One quibble: Because of the placement of spot art, some of the nighttime images show a blue-black darkness and others look like broad daylight. No matter, though--young readers will clamor for more adventures with this irrepressible retro pig and her lovable family. (Fiction. 5-8) Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.