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Different format than others. Our toddlers are in love
Reviewed in the United States on April 18, 2019
Our two-year-old twin toddlers are in LOVE with Mercy Watson (they just turned three -- probably started Mercy at around 18 months, if that helps parents gauge their kids' readiness.). The repetition and brilliant illustrations are just right to push their cognitive limits, but they understand enough that the stories still satisfy even at their young age. When a new Mercy Watson book became available, I pre-ordered right away, without realizing this is not a typical Mercy Watson beginning chapter book, but a large-format picture book. The story is remarkably simple, but they just can't get enough. We've read it several times. It is fun to see the phenomenal illustrations in a larger format, but sort of funny that DiCamillo stripped it so far back to this very simple story. And yet... she is magical, because they just love it.