Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride

Written by Kate DiCamillo and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen (Candlewick)



Mr. Watson's pig, the "porcine wonder" finally gets behind the wheel of a 1959 pink convertible. Van Dusen's gouache illustrations add a retro appearance to DiCamillo's superb dialogue-filled, 14-chapter story.

Awards Won

Title Year
Geisel_Gold_Seal.gif Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, established in 2004, is given annually (beginning in 2006) to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished contribution to the body of American children’s literature known as beginning reader books published in the United States during the preceding year.
2007 - Honor(s)