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Mercy Watson thinks like a pig / Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Chris Van Dusen.

By: DiCamillo, Kate.
Contributor(s): Van Dusen, Chris | Van Dusen, Chris [illustrator.] | Van Dusen, Chris [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: DiCamillo, Kate. Mercy Watson: 5.; DiCamillo, Kate. Mercy Watson: bk. 5.; DiCamillo, Kate. Mercy Watson: 05.Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2008Edition: First edition.Description: 70 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780763632656 (reinforced); 0763632651 (reinforced).Subject(s): Swine -- Juvenile fiction | Flowers -- Juvenile fiction | Humourous stories -- Juvenile fiction | High interest-low vocabulary books -- Juvenile fiction | Watson, Mercy (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction | Children's humourous stories -- FictionGenre/Form: High interest-low vocabulary books. | Children's fiction.DDC classification: Children's Chapter Book A Junior Library Guild selectionSummary: After Mercy Watson follows the delightful scent and delicious taste of the pansies her thoughtful neighbors plant to beautify their yard, animal control officer Francine Poulet is called out to handle the case, which brings unexpected results.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Can Mercy Watson outwit Animal Control? The porcine wonder's on the lam in her latest tongue-in-snout adventure!

Mercy's appetite has got her into trouble again. When Eugenia Lincoln's pansies go missing, Animal Control Officer Francine Poulet arrives on the scene. But as she soon discovers, not just anyone can think like a pig. Especially when that pig is porcine wonder Mercy Watson!

Sequel to: Mercy Watson princess in disguise.

After Mercy Watson follows the delightful scent and delicious taste of the pansies her thoughtful neighbors plant to beautify their yard, animal control officer Francine Poulet is called out to handle the case, which brings unexpected results.

Ages 6-8.

Suitable for ages 6-8.

6-8.

A Junior Library Guild selection

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Reviews provided by Syndetics

School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-In this installment, the porcine protagonist outrages the Lincoln sisters when she sneaks through their hedge and eats their newly planted pansies. Eugenia Lincoln calls animal control, and Officer Francine Poulet shows up determined to "think like a pig" and catch the culprit. Chaos ensues, and the porker escapes to enjoy another day of buttered toast. Fans of the series will welcome this addition to Mercy's adventures and be amused by the hyperbolic quality of Van Dusen's color illustrations.-Farida S. Dowler, formerly at Mercer Island Library, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Booklist Review

The fifth in the series featuring troublesome Mercy finds the pig relaxing out back while elderly sisters Eugenia and Baby Lincoln are busy planting petunias. Unfortunately, Mercy is lured by the delectable flowers, munching them almost as fast as the sisters plant. Eugenia is so angry she calls animal control, and soon Officer Francine Poulet is on the way. This tale takes the focus off Mercy a bit, giving children the opportunity to connect with some of the other characters, including the intrepid Poulet. As usual, Van Dusen's shiny, stylized artwork captures all the fun of Mercy's capers.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2008 Booklist

Kirkus Book Review

Mercy Watson, beloved porcine wonder, meets Francine Poulet, "the best animal control officer in the history of the world." When Mercy discovers freshly planted pansies next door, what can she do but eat them? Never mind that the pansies belong to the next-door neighbors, pig-loving Baby and her pig-hating sister, Eugenia. When the furious Eugenia sees the incriminating pansy petals on Mercy's chin, her anger gets the best of her and she reports Mercy to Animal Control. The officer, beak-nosed Poulet, is energized by the challenge of adding a new animal to her life capture list. DiCamillo's comic timing coupled with Van Dusen's familiar, over-the-top gouache depictions of the emotional Mercy and her caring, buttered-toast-bearing "parents" make this a welcome addition to the popular series. Fifteen very short action-packed chapters make this a fine step up for readers ready for a slightly more challenging read than Henry and Mudge. (Fiction. 7-10) Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.