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.
- Mercy Watson to the Rescue
- Mercy Watson Goes For a Ride
- Mercy Watson Fights Crime
- Mercy Watson Princess in Disguise
- Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig
- Mercy Watson Something Wonky This Way Comes