Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes (Mercy Watson Series #6)

Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes (Mercy Watson Series #6)


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"Youngsters are sure to delight in the exploits of this butter-loving pig, savoring the ‘wonky in the extreme’ text and energetic, innocent art." -School Library Journal

Some may find it wonky to take a pig to the drive-in. But not the Watsons, who think the movie’s title, When Pigs Fly, is inspirational. And not their beloved Mercy, who is inspired by the scent of real butter from the theater’s Bottomless Buckets of popcorn. As they pull up in their convertible, Mercy lifts up her snout and becomes a pig on a mission, leading a delirious chase that’s trailed by hapless rescuers reunited from Mercy’s earlier adventures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763652326
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 02/08/2011
Series: Mercy Watson Series , #6
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 27,292
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.33(d)
Lexile: 530L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

Kate DiCamillo is the author of THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX, which won the Newbery Medal; BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE, which received a Newbery Honor; THE TIGER RISING, a National Book Award Finalist; THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE, winner of a BOSTON GLOBE–HORN BOOK Award; and the NEW YORK TIMES best-selling picture book GREAT JOY. She lives in Minneapolis.

Chris Van Dusen has illustrated all the books in the Mercy Watson series. He is also the author-illustrator of DOWN TO THE SEA WITH MR. MAGEE, A CAMPING SPREE WITH MR. MAGEE, and IF I BUILT A CAR. He lives in Camden, Maine.


Minneapolis, Minnesota

Date of Birth:

March 25, 1964

Place of Birth:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


B.A. in English, University of Florida at Gainesville, 1987

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Mercy Watson: Something Wonky this Way Comes 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 8 year old loves the Mercy Watson series. He first found it in his school library. Ever since that first encounter he has been enchanted by this pig, it's colorful drawings and the wonderful crazy characters. Some of the words are difficult but the chapters are short enough that a new reader can feel very successful after completing them. Mercy Watson will always be part of our home library.
runner_roader on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Yet another get Mercy Watson story. Everyone who has been introduced into the series ends up at a drive-in movie "When Pigs Fly." Mercy yet again, lets her stomach do the exploring as she can't seem to find the source of the butter smell. Sorry to see the end of a cute pig adventure.
adaniel11 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Genre: FantasyReview: The author stays true to the genre of fantasy by creating a story that could not take place in our world. There is no such thing as talking, buttered-toasted bread eating pigs. Point of View: The story is told from the omniscient 3rd person point of view. We see and hear everything that people are doing and feeling, but never from someone saying "I".Media: Gouache
Ju_Rocks More than 1 year ago
It was advanced for my 5 year old daughter who will be starting Kindergarten this year. However, I will try to read it to her again when she gets older.
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NR3 More than 1 year ago
Another humorous adventure of Mercy Watson! Though we never know what type of movie it really was, readers are still treated to a wild night at the drive-in with the mischevious pig. Time for Ms. DiCamillo to add some more books to the Mercy series. Our only disappointment when we got to this one (book #6) was that it was the last so far.....please write more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great Mercy book. The "wonky" was a little strange, but Mercy is always entertaining.
Frankleigh More than 1 year ago
I can't believe no one else has rated the best book I ever read! Mercy the Pig is hilarious. She ate a flower and kept on eating it. I want to try one now! Without Eugenia, the next door neighbor, and baby it wouldn't be the same. They are so silly. This book makes me even more silly. If you like to be silly, read this book! (Frankleigh's daughter rated this book)