Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Early Chapter Books




Meet Mercy Watson, an entertaining little pig. I have been on a quest for simple chapter books for Princess. This quest is not an easy one. We have read all of the Young Cam Jansen books, some of them more than once. 

Princess enjoys the experience of reading chapter books of her own. There are some chapter books that she is almost ready for and truthfully she could read them, but she is intimidated by the length.

Mercy Watson by Kate DiCamillo (the one who wrote The Tale of Despereaux) fits the bill. The chapters are short, there are lots of pictures and the story is very entertaining (not at all dark like Despereaux). Princess was laughing out loud.

There are six books in the Mercy Watson series.
 Check them out! They're fun!

7 comments:

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Thanks for the info. Caitlin isn't reading by herself yet but will be soon. We are reading really short level 1 books now.

Kelly said...

:) We will be giving these a try!

Aliceson said...

These would be great for Mae. She hasn't read any chapter books yet but she's close. I'm thinking these would be a great gift from Santa this year!

Shady Lady said...

Oh yay! I'd love to hear how your kids like these books!

Sherry said...

Can't wait til G is ready for these. :)

5orangepotatoes said...

Mercy Watson is the best! Actually, we LOVE all of Katie Dicamillo's books. Can't wait to read her new one.

lisa

Shady Lady said...

Have you read them all, Lisa? We read Despereaux, but it was so dark...I hesitated reading the others.