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3.0 out of 5 stars Oh Mercy! We love this series but this title is not our favorite!, October 2, 2006
This review is from: Mercy Watson Fights Crime (Hardcover)
We absolutely adore the Mercy Watson series at our house. After throroughly enjoying the first two books in the series, we were eager to read this newest installment, Mercy Watson Fights Crime. Unfortunately, this book really scared my kids! The same ridiculous characters are all here and the tone is light, but the plot revolves around Mercy's reaction to and capture of a robber who has broken into the Watson house to steal (among other things) Mercy's beloved toaster. The concept of someone - a stranger, a robber, a bad guy - sneaking into our house in the middle of the night had never occured to my kids, and we had lots of questions and nervousness that night when we went to bed. What if someone like Leroy Ninker comes in our house tonight? Will he take my toys? What if I go downstairs and find him? Is the door locked? How did he get in? And on and on. So, while we wholeheartedly recommend the Mercy Watson series, I'm not sure this title is a great choice for kids on the younger end of the recommended age range of 4 through 8.
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Initial post: Oct 17, 2006 8:07:45 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 17, 2006 8:08:36 AM PDT
Jane T says:
Depending on the child background along with his/her reading comprehension skill, the book is age appropriate. This is one of the great books from Mercy Watson's series. My daughter and I enjoyed the story of this title as well as the other titles.

Posted on Oct 30, 2006 3:37:59 PM PST
papa825 says:
I think it's great that the story made them ask questions. We can only protect them for so long from the real world. And they need know that they are safe in their own home with parents to protect them. My kids love Mercy and I'm looking forward to reading this newest installment for them. They also loved Despareaux. Not so much Edward Tulane.

Posted on Apr 17, 2008 12:35:52 AM PDT
Maybe not your favorite, but it did open the opportunity to teach them some important things, didn't it?
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