Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride


by Kate DiCamillo (Author) Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)

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   Book 2   
Pages: 80
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Mr. and Mrs. Watson's porcine wonder, Mercy, loves nothing more than a ride in the car. It takes a fair amount of nudging and bribing and a "You are such a good sport, darling" to get the portly pig out of the driver's seat, but once the convertible is on the road, Mercy loves the feel of the wind tickling her ears and the sun on her snout. One day the Watsons' motoring ritual takes an unexpected turn, however, when their elderly neighbor Baby Lincoln pops up in the backseat in hopes of some "folly and adventure" – and in the chaos that ensues, an exuberant Mercy ends up behind the wheel! Soon there's a policeman on her tail, a struggle for the brake, and a blissfully airborne Mercy. Of course, it's nothing that an extra helping of buttered toast can't fix!

Recognition: Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Nominee (2007)

Mercy Watson Series—Summary and Book Order

Series: Mercy Watson
Reading level: 6+
Books in series: 6
Read in order? No
Next release: Finished
Website: www.mercywatson.com
Tags: animal  comedy & humour  adventure  illustrated  nature  friendship 

 Print series book list

Books in series order

1.   Mercy Watson to the Rescue  (2005)
2.   Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride  (2006)
3.   Mercy Watson Fights Crime  (2006)
4.   Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise  (2007)
5.   Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig  (2008)
6.   Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes  (2009)