Thursday, January 29, 2015

What I'm Reading Wednesday



WHAT I'M READING WEDNESDAY.

I'm reading Kate DiCamillo's, Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride


This is a cute book! But, I must admit, when I first started reading it, I was a little skeptical.  There is a lot of repetition and a lot of dialog tags in the book. I started out thinking, are you serious? But, it soon won me over and I didn't want to put it down.



I would classify this as an early chapter book. Amazon lists the age range at 6-9 years. It is 80 pages, 14 chapters, illustrations on almost every page spread and published by Candlewick. Accelerated Reading level is 2.7 and it is worth .5 points

Click here to go to a Mercy Watson site I stumbled upon. It is a fun site with games, info about the creators, a teacher/parent section, etc. Play the matching games and you will get to watch a short video made by the illustrator in his studio. I know this because I played the games :o)

There are six books in this series about a fun loving pig who loves hot buttered toast.

Now, it is your turn.
What are you reading.
Tell us in your comment.






14 comments:

  1. My granddaughter loved these books. They really are pretty cute.

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  2. I love the page the book is open to. My dad never looked behind him when he backed up, either. And when I was a kid, we had that car, though it was chartreuse.

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    1. Hi Marcie. I just love the illustrations in the book. And, how neat that you had a car like that.

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  3. Janet, good idea you have. Still not writing as regularly as I'd like. But I am writing. Recently I read A Year By the Sea - Unfinished thoughts of a woman. By Jean Anderson who also writes children's books. Book was very good. I've read several others but that one stayed with me. I'm in a study group and we are reading Crazy Love - the overwhelming love of God by Francis Chan. Love reading almost as much as writing. They go hand in hand. Good to know you are being successful at your career. Hope to make it to WV conference this summer. Not sure yet. Hugs. Barb

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    1. You've been reading a lot, Barb. I hope you get to come to the conference!

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  4. This does sound like a cute book. My grandson is 7; he might like it. Thanks so much for the info.

    Have a great weekend! :)

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    1. Hi Karen. I think he would like it, too. The illustrations are great!

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  5. I like those books though I haven't read any for a while. I think they would suit my daughter when she's a bit older. Glad I've found your blog.

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    1. Hi Catherine, I'm glad you found my blog, too.

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  6. I have seen these books and read other books by the author, but I haven't read these yet. They sound great and I will have to check them out. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're welcome! I hope you get to read them.

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  7. This sounds like a really good book. I will check it out of the library. At this time, I'm catching up on reading the books I got for Christmas. I enjoy Ann Ross's "Miss Julia" series. This is a very funny series.
    Thanks for the advise on books.

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    1. Hi Brenda. I love humorous books, too.

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