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DiCamillo, Kate.
Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Press, 2005.
IL K-3
ISBN 0763622702

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Mr. and Mrs. Watson have a pig named Mercy.  Believe it or not, Mercy has her own bedroom in the house.  And each night, the Watsons tuck her into bed and sing her to sleep.  Well, one night, Mercy gets really scared after the lights go out.  So, she decides to jump into bed with the Watsons.  But, can the bed hold all of them?

Booktalk #2

Mercy is Mr. and Mrs. Watson’s much-loved pig, but they prefer to call her a “porcine wonder.” They sing her to sleep every night in her very own cozy bed, engraved with a big “M” on the headboard. Mercy dreams of her favorite food, “hot buttered toast with a great deal of butter on it.” Unfortunately, she wakes up in the middle of the night feeling afraid, so she joins Mr. and Mrs. Watson in their bed. They happily sleep together until they hear a “BOOM! CRACK!” Mercy scampers from the Watson’s bed as a hole opens under it. Can Mercy save Mr. and Mrs. Watson from falling through the hole and will she find the buttered toast she scampered off to locate? Read this hilarious adventure to find out.  (Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2006-2007)

SUBJECTS:     Pigs -- Fiction.
                        Neighbors -- Fiction.
                        Fire departments -- Fiction.
                        Humorous stories.


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