Mercy Watson

Mercy Watson

Something Wonky This Way Comes

Book - 2009
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The porcine wonder is off to the drive-in — and driven to follow that buttery smell — in a comic crescendo that reunites a familiar cast of characters.

Some may find it wonky to take a pig to the movies. But not Mr. and Mrs. Watson, who think the title of the film is inspirational. And not their beloved Mercy, who is inspired by the fact that the drive-in proudly serves real butter on its Bottomless Bucket of popcorn. So when they pull up in their convertible, Mercy lifts her snout and becomes a pig on a mission – for what is more heavenly than being hot on the trail of a true butter smell? Masterful slapstick director Kate DiCamillo sends Mercy on a delirious chase, followed by a trail of hapless rescuers that fans will recognize from prior episodes. And Chris Van Dusen’s comic retro illustrations perfectly capture a nostalgic pastime – along with the newest antics of a charmingly single-minded pig.

Baker & Taylor
Going to the drive-in movie with Mr. and Mrs. Watson, Mercy the pig is thrilled when he notices the smell of real butter on popcorn wafting in the air and so ventures off on a personal mission to get some of the tasty treat.

Baker
& Taylor

When Mr. and Mrs. Watson and their pig Mercy take in a movie at the Bijou Drive-In, mayhem ensues after Mercy smells the enticing scent of hot buttered popcorn.
Going to the drive-in movie with Mr. and Mrs. Watson, Mercy the pig is thrilled when he notices the smell of real butter on popcorn wafting in the air and so ventures off on a personal mission to get some of the tasty treat when the convertible top is dropped! 75,000 first printing.

Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780763636449
0763636444
9780763652326
Characteristics: 86 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Van Dusen, Chris - Illustrator
Alternative Title: Something wonky this way comes

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ScribbleboyP
Mar 17, 2013

my bro loves this.

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mcd77
Mar 27, 2011

Great book for kids nice illustrations. My 6 year old really enjoys this series.

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violet_ant_115 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 10

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bellalegge
Jul 26, 2015

Mercy Watson is no ordinary pig - she is a porcine wonder.
In Mercy Watson - Something Wonky this Way Comes, Mercy Watson follows her snout at the drive in movie. Mercy smells butter, and there is nothing Mercy loves more!

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