Readapalooza 10: Mercy Watson to the Rescue

Welcome back to digital Readapalooza, our storytime for elementary-age kids. Today, we will read the second half of Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo. Mercy is always getting into an adventure! After we finish reading the book, you can visit a fire station and learn how dominoes relate to the book. There’s also a Mercy Watson activity kit for you to enjoy and a list of other Mercy Watson books to read. So sit back, enjoy, and remember to log your time for summer reading in Beanstack!

Activity: Virtual Field Trip to the Fire Station

Firefighters Ned and Lorenzo saved the Watsons from disaster. Check out this fire station.  

Thank you to the Topeka Firefighters!

Here’s Firefighter Brandon Wenger at Fire Station 3. Check out his gear and the fire truck! We appreciate all our firefighters do for us.

Domino Fun

Check out these impressive domino creations!


Mercy Watson to the Rescue had a lot of cause and effect relationships. Mercy wanted sugar cookies so she went to the Lincoln sisters’ house. When Mercy pressed her snout against Baby Lincoln’s window the baby thought it was a monster and she screamed. After Baby screamed, Eugenia Lincoln called the fire department. Ned and Lorenzo came to help. Since they were nearby, they were able to hear the Watsons calling for help so they raced to their house and saved them from falling through the hole in the floor. Cause and effect relationships are like dominos. When one block falls it makes another block fall and another and another.

More Fun

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Mercy Watson Activity Kit

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Tracie has worked as a Youth Services Specialist since 2005. She loves making connections & building relationships with kids & their families especially during Curious Kids events. Tracie hopes being a positive role model will make a life-long impact for them. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially her grandkids.