Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes

Mercy Watson #6

by Kate DiCamillo
AR Test, Picture Book

At A Glance
Interest Level

6 -8
Reading Level
Number of Pages

The Watsons don’t think twice about taking a pig to the drive-in to see the movie When Pigs Fly. Everyone is looking forward to the Bottomless Buckets of popcorn. When they show up in their convertible, Mercy can’t resist the savory scent of popcorn. She goes on the hunt for the sweet treat and leads Control Officer Francine Poulet and others on a hilarious chase.

Many of the loveable characters from previous books reappear in the sixth installment of the Mercy Watson series. Even though many characters reappear, readers can still understand the story without having read previous books in the series. The illustrations focus on Mercy’s walk through the drive-in and people’s reaction when a pig snatches their buttery snack. Full of funny illustrations and interesting characters, Something Wonky This Way Comes will leave readers in giggles.

Brightly colored illustrations appear on almost every page. The silly illustrations exaggerate the characters’ facial expressions, which will help readers interpret the characters’ emotions. Something Wonky This Way Comes will help beginning readers turn into confident readers. The illustrations help break up the words on the page and most paragraphs are only one sentence. This is one series that readers will want to reread over and over again. The Mercy Watson series would be a fun book to read alone or with a parent.

Sexual Content

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Drugs and Alcohol

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Spiritual Content

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