Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride (Mercy Watson, Bk 2)
Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride - Mercy Watson, Bk 2 Author:Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator) Mercy loves nothing more than a ride in the convertible, with the wind tickling her ears and the sun on her snout. But one day the Watsons' elderly neighbor Baby Lincoln pops up in the backseat in hopes of some "folly and adventure” and in the chaos that ensues, an exuberant Mercy ends up behind the wheel!
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Kindergarten-Grade 3Another action-packed escapade staring the porcine wonder. Every weekend, when Mr. Watson takes his pig for a ride in his pink convertible, Mercy must be cajoled out of the driver's seat with the promise of a tasty treat upon their return. One Saturday, their elderly neighbor, Baby Lincoln, stows away in the backseat. Man and pig speed happily along until Baby reveals her presence. Surprised, Mr. Watson takes his eyes off the road, and Mercy seizes her chance, jumps into his lap, and grabs the wheel. The vehicle zooms along, pursued by a police car. With Mr. Watson unable to reach the brake, it takes some heroics from Baby to save the day. Back at the house, the ever-serene Mrs. Watson manages to mollify everyoneincluding Baby's crotchety sister and the angry policemanwith a stack of hot buttered toast.