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3.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 5 3.92 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate DiCamillo Narrator: Ron McLarty Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Mercy Watson Series Release Date: October 2006 ISBN: 9780739350423
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To Mr. and Mrs. Watson, Mercy is not just a pig–she’s a porcine wonder. And to the portly and good-natured Mercy, the Watsons are an excellent source of buttered toast, not to mention that buttery-toasty feeling she gets when she snuggles into bed with them. This is not, however, so good for the Watsons’ bed. BOOM! CRACK! Welcome to the wry and endearing world of Mercy Watson. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 2/13/2014

    " The adventures of a pig who is treated like a child. Mercy usually causes the trouble, but also comes out as a hero, to the chagrin of her two elderly neighbors, one of whom thinks pigs should not live in houses. I listened to this via audiobook. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/11/2014

    " My daughter is reading this book to me rather than the other way around. It is one of the books on her summer reading list from school. I am so impressed with how she is doing. When she really likes the story, it inspires her to read rather than having me read it to her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/28/2014

    " This is another fun read that pleases both first graders and parents. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cami | 1/25/2014

    " Very cute. Darling illustrations and the neighbors are great. This was a lot of fun to read to my 5 year old "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 1/25/2014

    " Just to show you the variety in reading levels and topics for Battle of the Books - this is another one. I've read a number of Kate DiCamillo's books, and Mercy Watson is a totally different ball of wax. So don't have Despereaux or Winn Dixie in mind when you pick this up (although what is it about her picking animals as pivotal or main characters?).. This book is written almost like a comic book. The illustrations are engaging and funny, and really take a quirky, amusing story and complement it well... It's a quick read and amusing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mslogar | 1/17/2014

    " Hilarious and entertaining! My daughter read all of the Mercy Watson books at age 7 and loved them. Really wish more books were written for this series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sydneyp | 1/15/2014

    " It's actually really funny because these people take care of a pig and treat it as their child. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 12/23/2013

    " Kate DiCamillo can do no wrong. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 jenna nims | 12/15/2013

    " i've been trying out longer books to read to caroline and this one seemed to work - it kept her attention, the story was cute, the pics bright and colorful, she asked a lot of questions about the story and she wants me to read it again - good sign. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gabriel C. | 11/14/2013

    " I couldn't stop laughing out loud, but I have to say that the gender stereotyping was quite troubling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 10/27/2013

    " Great chapter book for beginning readers. We laughed aloud at this pig who loves "toast with a great deal of butter." There are 6 books in the series and we enjoyed them all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Horace Mann Family Reading Challenge | 10/22/2013

    " Great 1st grade read aloud, intro to books in series. Reading the illustrations as well as the words. Students LOVED it! P.K. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Winkler | 7/9/2013

    " Over-indulged pet pig causes wild fun. Retro illustrations are great! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Neva Fuller | 4/29/2013

    " great book for younger readers "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 1/18/2013

    " Appealing in every way: fun characters, charming pig (who loves buttered toast), colorful images, and enough adventure to sustain attention in developing readers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kayla | 10/28/2012

    " Not my favorite Kate DiCamillo book, for sure, but my daughter liked it. Short, humorous read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 6/4/2012

    " Very funny series that even Katya (at age 3) enjoys. Great illustrations and memorable characters that both kids love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maya | 5/23/2012

    " My second grade teacher read a few of the Mercy Watson books aloud. I remember thinking about how funny and silly the book was... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Carr | 3/3/2012

    " These beginner chapter books are hilarious! Boys AND girls will love these stories of a couple who have a pig named Mercy as their adopted child. They are very well-written, have amazing illustrations, and make for fantastic read-aloud stories. I promise it will be a big giggle fest! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 1/8/2012

    " It was pretty funny. I've never heard of a pig liking toast. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 9/27/2011

    " This is a super cute first chapter book for young children. We read it to my 4 year old in 2 days, and the bright pictures and funny story kept him engaged the entire time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe) | 7/8/2011

    " Very silly story about a pig who loves buttered toast and the hapless humans in her life. The illustrations are adorable! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mslogar | 5/13/2011

    " Hilarious and entertaining! My daughter read all of the Mercy Watson books at age 7 and loved them. Really wish more books were written for this series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 4/3/2011

    " My student's favorite series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miss Clark | 3/26/2011

    " A cute, fun children's chapter book with illustrations that follows the adventures of the porcine wonder, Mercy Thompson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe) | 2/26/2011

    " Very silly story about a pig who loves buttered toast and the hapless humans in her life. The illustrations are adorable! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 2/14/2011

    " This series is fantastic.....I read them to my 2nd graders and they could not get enough. Lots of fun!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gaylene | 1/20/2011

    " my four year old has wanted us to read this book to him over and over and over since christmas. It's a great early reader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 1/10/2011

    " Great book for beginning readers! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arasband | 12/29/2010

    " Super fast read - read it in a night - LOVE the illustrations!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shanyn | 12/21/2010

    " Great little starter chapter book series! Just fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adrianne | 12/3/2010

    " hehehe this book is so silly! i read it in first grade.! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Audra | 11/21/2010

    " This is a great series. The illustrations are amazing. The adding of characters is fun. The series is laugh out loud funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julia | 11/4/2010

    " It's a very cute children's story! :D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 10/2/2010

    " So cute! A great Beginning Reader to recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 9/27/2010

    " fights crime! a great little story that involves Mercy Watson saving the day. "

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About the Author
Author Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo is an American author of children’s fiction and twice winner of the Newbery Medal. Several of her books made the New York Times bestsellers list. Her debut novel, the award-winning Because of Winn-Dixie, was made into a major motion picture, and her book The Tiger Rising was a finalist for the National Book Award. She is the US National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2014 to 2015, appointed by the Library of Congress.

About the Narrator

Ron McLarty is a veteran actor of television, film, and stage as well as an award-winning audiobook narrator. He has more than 100 television appearances to his credit, including as a series regular on Spencer for Hire and Law & Order. His film career began in 1977 with a performance in The Sentinel and continued with such films as The Postman, Flamingo Kid, and, most recently, How Do You Know? His stage credits include Broadway and other productions. He has narrated more than 100 audiobooks, earning eight Earphones Awards and recognition by AudioFile magazine as a Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense in 2009 and 2010. He has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Awards and then won the award in 2001 for Best Mystery Narration. He is also an accomplished playwright and an acclaimed novelist.