Monday, October 27, 2014
Princess in Disguise
Can visions of treats entice a porcine wonder to wear her princess costume? Hold on for some Halloween havoc, Mercy Watson-style!
When the Watsons decide to zip their porcine wonder into a formfitting princess dress for Halloween — complete with tiara — they are certain that Mercy will be beautiful beyond compare. Mercy is equally certain she likes the sound of trick-or-TREATING and can picture those piles of buttered toast already. As for the Lincoln Sisters next door, how could they know that their cat would get into the act and lead them all on a Halloween "parade" of hysterical proportions? Kate DiCamillo’s beguiling pig is back in a tale full of treats, tricky turns, hijinks, and high humor.
When I looked for a book to feature for Halloween week, I knew I'd found a winner with Kate DiCamillo's Mercy Watson - Princess in Disguise. In this illustrated short story we are once again entertained with one of the funniest characters Ms. DiCamillo has ever concocted: the imprudent pig, Mercy Watson. Kate DiCamillo's use of fun and interesting animals in her numerous tales for children is something I love and admire. Suffice it to say, Mercy Watson - Princess in Disguise is the perfect Halloween read for any little ghoul or goblin in your life!
To learn more about Kate DiCamillo - multiple Newbery Medal winner and the current National Ambassador for Young People's Literature - click here: http://www.katedicamillostoriesconnectus.com/about.html