A Piglet Named Mercy | Book Review

“Every porcine wonder was once a piglet.”


Mr. Watson and Mrs. Watson live ordinary lives. Sometimes their lives feel a bit too ordinary. Sometimes they wish something different would happen. And one day it does, when someone unpredictable finds her way to their front door. In a delightful origin story for the star of the Mercy Watson series, a tiny piglet brings love (and chaos) to Deckawoo Drive – and the Watsons’ lives will never be the same.


A Piglet Named Mercy by Kate DiCamillo and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen is PURE. PIGLET. PERFECTION! We are in love with Mercy and all her adorable unpredictable ways. This is such a beautiful tale of a family who wanted a little more excitement and got exactly that when Mercy the Pig ended up on their doorstep. You can’t help fall in love with Mercy and feel happy for the family who takes her in with open arms.

The story flowed nicely and the illustrations complimented the book beautifully. It is a great reminder that families can be complete in the most extraordinary ways.

“But they did name her Mercy. She was entirely unpredictable. She was not at all ordinary. And she was very, very loved.”

Therefore, for this #MelAndNikkiReview we give A Piglet Named Mercy 5 Oinks out of 5! It is recommended for children between the ages of three and seven.

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About the Author

Kate DiCamillo is the beloved author of many books for young readers, including the Mercy Watson and Deckawoo Drive series. Her books Flora & Ulysses and The Tale of Despereaux both received Newbery Medals. A former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, she lives in Minneapolis.

About the Illustrator

Chris Van Dusen is the author-illustrator of many books for young readers, including The Circus Ship and Hattie & Hudson, and the illustrator of the Mercy Watson and Deckawoo Drive series. He lives in Maine.


Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga


* The book was provided to Momma Braga in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed here are my own.

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