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The amiable Mercy Watson takes an automobile ride she'll never forget in the second tale of an ebullient first chapter-book series by Kate DiCamillo and Chris Van Dusen.

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!
Hardcover, 80 pages
Published on May 9, 2006 by Candlewick Press
ISBN-10: 0763623326
ISBN-13: 9780763623326
5 Book Reviews
  • adino123
    adino123about 1 year55 stars
    Mercy Watson is a great series. It is easy to read and a fun story. Mercy Watson is a pig who is always doing something interesting.
    • swirlycool
      swirlycoolover 1 year55 stars
      The Watsons are going on a car ride, and things turn crazy. It ends up with Mercy driving, and the police chasing them. This book was another hilarious tale in this series. I recommend this book to people who enjoy comedy books, or people who enjoy other books written by this author. I rate this 5/5.
      • adino123
        adino123about 2 years55 stars
        Mercy Watson is always into something. She has a great family and pretty good neighbors. I like reading about all the adventures she finds for herself.
        • roseline abonover 6 years
          my fav book love that pig
          • swimmer10
            swimmer10over 7 years55 stars
            love that pig!!