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 Mercy Watson thinks like a pig
 Author: DiCamillo, Kate

 Illustrator: Van Dusen, Chris

 Publisher:  Candlewick Press
 Pub Year: 2008

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 70 p., col. ill., 21 cm.

 BTSB No: 276773 ISBN: 9780763632656
 Ages: 6-8 Grades: 1-3

 Subjects:
 Pigs -- Fiction
 Flowers -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction
 Humorous stories

Courtesy of Random House Audio

Price: $17.21

Summary:
After Mercy Watson eats the pansies her neighbors plant to beautify their yard, Animal Control Officer Francine Poulet handles the case, which brings unexpected results.

Series:
Mercy Watson


Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.80
   Points: .5   Quiz: 123159
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 1.90
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 44273

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 2 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (06/01/08)
   School Library Journal (00/08/08)
   Booklist (06/01/08)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 08/01/2008 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 Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information. - Copyright 2008 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 06/01/2008 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. - Copyright 2008 Booklist.

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