This was my first Mercy Watson book and I loved it, but it was way too old for my son. It is part of a series about a pig, named Mercy Watson, who is much like a beloved family dog and the scrapes she gets into. This is a Halloween story and is a hilarious tale of the trouble a pig can make when her owners take her trick-or-treating. This story would be perfect for the child who is just starting to be interested in “chapter” books since it is split up into short chapters, and can maintain their attention for a slightly longer period of time. It can be read aloud in under 15 minutes, though, which is good for the parents looking to get young ones wanting “one more chapter, please?!” into bed. I will pick up this series again when my son is a little older, maybe 4, and will be able to understand the humor. This time around, he was just excited to see a pig!
Before you read any further, you should be aware that this book is written from an explicitly Christian perspective, that I, myself, don’t necessarily agree with. So, if that’s a deal breaker…. don’t read it.
Disclosures aside, this book has a lot of awesome content about education, and a particularly a parent’s involvement in education whether they are public school parents, private school parents or homeschooling parents.
Continue reading for an excessive amount of quotes from this book, my poor pages are so dog-eared upon just one read through…. I’m going to let the quotes speak for themselves.