Learn to read with the classic Amelia Bedelia!
A classic Amelia Bedelia story is now an I Can Read Book! With illustrations based on the original art of Fritz Siebel, this laugh-out-loud favorite comes to life as the lovable, literal-minded housekeeper strips the sheets, pares the vegetables, and makes a jelly roll for Great-Aunt Myra's visit. This Level 2 I Can Read is perfect for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.
"No child can resist Amelia [Bedelia] and her literal trips through the minefield of the English language—and no adult can fail to notice that she's usually right when she's wrong."—The New York Times Book Review
|Series:||I Can Read Book 2 Series|
|Edition description:||Newly illustrated Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.19(d)|
|Lexile:||510L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Peggy Parish was born and grew up in Manning, South Carolina. Before moving to New York City, she taught school in the Panhandle country and in coal-mining areas. Her first job in New York City was with the Girl Scouts, and she now teaches the third grade at the Dalton School in Manhattan. Miss Parish is the author of several other books for children, including the popular Let's Be Indians.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Amelia takes a literal sense on Aunt Myra visiting the Rogers'. She needs to get the house ready. Aunt Myra and Amelia get along just fine and can't wait to visit again.
Amelia Bedelia has to get the house ready for the Roger's great aunt Myra who is coming to visit. Amelia does exactly what Mrs. Roger's says. Mr. and Mrs. Roger's are shocked when they come home and see what Amelia Bedelia has done to the house and their clothes. Aunt Myra comes and she and Amelia get along great and Aunt Myra can't wait to come visit again.
Yes, we always enjoy Amelia's adventure's and in this volume, we find Mrs. Rodgers rushing about getting read for Great-Aunt Myra visit. As usual, she gives Amelia a list of things to do while she's out and about (make a jelly roll, strip the sheets, check Mr. Rodgers shirts) and off she goes fulfilling those requests in the absolutely literal way that only Amelia Bedelia can! Kids will be amused to no end as Amelia tries to roll jelly around on the counter and paints checks on Mr. Rodgers shirts...watch out for her spot removal...it's a doozy! Amelia Bedelia books are a fine way to introduce children to the concept that what we say isn't always EXACTLY what we mean! Great for read aloud stores for kids age 1-5 as well as a fine beginning reader book for ages 5-7. Kids of all ages will love the hilarity of how Amelia gets the job done! Another hit with my kids!!
Although I think the language and themes are always age appropriate in Amelia Bedelia books, I just never find them to have a lot of substance. She's just a little too wacky for me. I think kids find the situational humor funny, but I'm also not sure they totally get some of the actions, jelly rolls, etc. I don't disapprove of Amelia Bedelia at all, but I think I'd choose a Frog and Toad book as an Easy Reader of Amelia.
All the typical Amelia Bedelia stuff happens while everyone is in a frenzy to get ready for Great-Aunt Myra. The Rogers are very worried, until Amelia Bedelia pulls out a wonderful apple pie. Best part:Amelia Bedelia is asked to separate three eggs, so she scatters them throughout the room. She's then asked to pair the vegetables, so she puts them in pairs. She says, "'Here, you two go together- and you two. Now be careful, or I'll be separating you, too.'" (41)