MERCY WATSON BOOKS

Mercy Watson To The Rescue, by Kate DiCamillo, Illustrations by Chris Van Dusen

Mercy Watson To The Rescue, by Kate DiCamillo, Illustrations by Chris Van Dusen

What is there not to love about an adorable pig that is passionate about massively buttered toast! We can all identify with the sentiment.

They are early chapter books written by the ever-popular Kate DiCamillo and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen. All the books are warm hearted with a compelling jolly romp. The readers are let in on the joke from the start by the raucous way in which the stories are told. The books are easy to read and the stories easy to follow. The illustrations have exaggerated characters with vintage cartoon flair. There are eight books in the series:

MERCY WATSON TO THE RESCUE
MERCY WATSON GOES FOR A RIDE
MERCY WATSON FIGHTS CRIME
MERCY WATCON: PRINCESS IN DISGUISE
MERCY WATSON GOES FOR A RIDE
MERCY WATSON THINKS LIKE A PIG
MERCY WATSON: SOMETHING WONKY THIS WAY COMES
MERCY WATSON COMES BACK TO THE FARM

BINK & GOLLIE

Bink and Gollie

Bink and Gollie

This book is totally and utterly one of my most favorite children’s books. It is definitely a laugh aloud book and I reread it whenever I need cheering. I even had a friend read it when she was feeling low—it worked its usual magic.

There are three Bink and Gollie books, but in my mind BINK & GOLLIE: TWO FOR ONE is the funniest.

The trick to the series is that it has two very successful and talented writers, Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee. The books are illustrated by Tony Fucile, one of the funniest illustrators alive. This all might sound a bit gushy but in my mind it can’t be gushy enough!