Sunday, March 21, 2010

Mercy Watson Something Wonky This Way Comes

Mercy Watson Something Wonky This Way Comes. Kate DiCamillo. Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen. 2009. Candlewick Press. 96 pages.

Mr. Watson and Mrs. Watson have a pig named Mercy. Mr. Watson, Mrs. Watson, and Mercy live together in a house at 54 Deckawoo Drive. One Saturday afternoon, Mr. Watson said to Mrs. Watson, "My darling, my dear, there's a movie at the Bijou called When Pigs Fly."
"When Pigs Fly!" said Mrs. Watson. "What an inspiring title. Mercy, did you hear?"
Mercy did not hear.
Mercy did not hear because Mercy was not listening.

What does make Mercy's ears perk right up is when she learns that this drive in movie theater serves real butter on their bottomless bags of popcorn. Yes, butter. Yes, bottomless. The Watsons are in heaven at the thought of all that means. So this threesome heads to the movies! Do you think they'll be trouble? Do you think Mercy can behave herself at the movies?

I thought this one was very funny. I definitely liked it!

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

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