Mercy, being the helpful sort, heads off to find something to eat. When she can't find anything good in the Watson kitchen, she heads to the neighbors . . .and this sets off a wild chain of events. And in a round-about way, Mercy becomes a hero, a "porcine wonder". Or does she?
This is a hilarious book with endearing and crazy characters (the Watsons sing lullabyes to Mercy). Chris Van Dusen's exuberant illustrations are the perfect complement to a great story. Lucky for us, this is the first book in the Mercy Watson series!