Amelia Bedelia

Amelia Bedelia

Book - 1999
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Learn to read with the classic Amelia Bedelia! Ever since Amelia Bedelia made her debut in 1963, young readers have been laughing out loud at the antics of this literal-minded but charming housekeeper.

From dressing the chicken to drawing the drapes, Amelia Bedelia merrily does exactly what Mr. and Mrs. Rogers tell her to do. But even when things get a bit mixed up in the process, Amelia Bedelia always finds a way to make everything turn out perfectly in the end.

Peggy Parish's beloved classic is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help. Through Amelia Bedelia's hilarious adventures, kids learn the difference between literal and nonliteral language and begin to grasp wordplay. Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the engaging stories, longer sentences, and language play of Level Two books are proven to help kids take their next steps toward reading success.

Publisher: New York : HarperFestival, 1999, c1991
ISBN: 9780694012961


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Jul 24, 2020

My 4 and 7 year old sons equally loved this classic, with lots of laughing out loud.
Amelia Bedelia always finds comical way to misinterpret the directions left for her.
Ex: "please change the towels Amelia" turns into her cutting crazy shapes out of the bath towels to change them instead of replacing or changing them with clean fresh ones like we would assume.

VaughanPLDonnalee Nov 01, 2019

What a joy to read this goofy story in the original picture book format again. I loved seeing the original cover and artwork again. I'm glad Amelia Bedelia has found so much success in the easy reader book format and those current contemporary stories are OK, but the 50th anniversary edition of the original has a whimsical charm and appeal that is just delightful that can't be beat. This edition is just gorgeous and highly recommended.

Feb 12, 2019

this is the best book ever i love it favorite childhood book.

LiztheLibrarian Jan 25, 2018

One of my favorites from childhood. Kiddos will enjoy this mixed up story.

Jul 13, 2016

I've always enjoyed Amelia!! She's funny.

Jan 28, 2015

Really like the Amelia Bedelia books . Her interpretation is so funny . Takes everything so literally !

lakevilla_IDOL Aug 09, 2014

This is a funny story for kids who want to practice reading. There are silly characters and a fun plot.

eldynarzu Aug 01, 2014

it was funny but ive read better ones

vernessa7 Jul 01, 2013

love the series by michael

Dec 15, 2010

Seeing this book as an adult brings back so many wonderful reading memories from my childhood. I loved this whole series!

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Jan 19, 2017

B00Kworm613 thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over

Jun 04, 2015

mrhuff thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and under

keltermd Jun 10, 2014

keltermd thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

vernessa7 Jul 01, 2013

vernessa7 thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over

red_swan_34 Jul 06, 2012

red_swan_34 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

Jun 12, 2012

green_panda_259 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 7


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Jun 01, 2015

Amelia Bedelia is loved by all ages.


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