Amelia Bedelia

Amelia Bedelia

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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 does exactly what Mr. and Mrs. Rogers tell her to do. If things get a bit mixed up, well, that's okay. When Amelia Bedelia is involved, everything always turns out perfectly in the end! 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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064441551
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/26/2012
Series: I Can Read Book 2 Series
Edition description: Level 2
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 29,768
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.19(d)
Lexile: 450L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 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.

Fritz Siebel was born in Vienna and now lives in New York City with his family. He is well known for his pictures in Cat and Dog; David and the Giant; and Tell Me Some More . . . , all Harper I Can Read Books. Among the other books he has illustrated are A Fly Went By and Who Took the Farmer's Hat?

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Amelia Bedelia 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A retired teacher, I always found that my students, including reluctant readers, loved all the Amelia Bedelia books. It is now joy to buy them for my grandchildren.
sweetiegherkin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The original Amelia Bedelia book is just as delightful as when it was originally published decades ago. Poor Amelia Bedelia is left at the grand house alone on her first day of work as a maid for the Rogers. She has a list to follow but her literal-mindedness causes her to read the directions all wrong. Luckily, her supreme baking skills save the day. Personally, Fritz Siebel¿s illustrations don¿t delight as much as Lynn Sweat¿s do, but I do like the unusual choice of black, white, and green illustrations.
onyx95 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Starting a new job is always a bit uncertain but Amelia Bedelia dove right in. Luckily Mrs. Rogers left her a list of exactly what she needed to do. Even though Amelia thought it was strange to want your furniture dusted instead of undusted, she found the dusting powder, and put it on all the furniture. While she worked on completing the list of odd requests, she also made a pie for her new employers. After finding the mess Amelia made of her list of instruction, Mrs. Rogers was about to fire Amelia when Mr. Rogers helped Mrs. Rogers taste the wonderful pie.Reading with my children is so much fun, now they are reading to me, this is one of our favorites. The way Amelia misunderstands the instructions on the list is humorous and also points out how easy it can be to misunderstand someone¿s meaning or intent. This fun story really helps open communication and even though some of the references (trim the fat or draw the curtain) have to be explained, the opportunities that are opened are wonderful.
ashleylegan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I grew up on Amelia Bedelia Books--I always found them hilarious! These are great for kids who are in the process of learning how to read and also to read to younger children. The whole book is just a play on words, for example, when Amelia is asked to "dress the chicken," she actually puts clothes on it instead of marinating it and when she is asked to "draw the drapes," Amelia pulls out a drawing pad and pencil and sketches them instead of simply opening them. I think this is a funny, easy book for children to read--it is very entertaining and silly with fabulous illustrations. The play on words helps children understand that many words have more than one meaning. After reading this book, I would have my class brainstorm some more words that may have more than one meaning and create a funny story for it. We could have so many great activities branching off of this book!
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I loved this one growing up. Really. Amelia Bedelia always choose the funniest possible interpretation of words, and her name rhymes! What's not to love?The one thing I'd be concerned about is that a lot of the usages in this book are going to be unfamiliar to your young kid. I don't think many of us say "draw the curtains" anymore, and even if we do, we probably don't often talk about "trimming" steak (with or without lace!) or "dressing" chicken, at least, not around our kids. Maybe we should, but we don't.So this book might be better saved for read-aloud time than read-alone time.
RebeccaStevens on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the first Amelia Bedelia book. Her classic mishaps occur because she takes everything literally. When she is told to dust the furniture, she shakes dust all over everything. When she is told to dress the turkey, she makes a cute pair of overalls for it. Everyone forgives her when she makes a luscious lemon meringue pie.I have always thought Amelia Bedelia was hilarious. Her stories always show how confusing the English language is, and how much we take it for granted that what we say makes sense to everyone. My own children roll their eyes at me whenever I ask them if they really meant what they said, like when they say they need me to run them to town.This is a classic book to use in an English grammar lesson for 3rd grade and up. Younger children are confused by these stories. This book is one of many Amelia Bedelia adventures, so readers can easily find more if they like this one.
brikayama on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Amelia Bedelia and I go way back. I enjoyed reading her books as a young girl. I love that she is so naive and gets away with it because people just adore her. Is awesome to see that my daughters enjoy her stories as well. She will continue to be a favorite for generations.
dbhutch on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was ok , It is about a main who gets everything wrong
youtao20 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not only kids but also ESL learners will enjoy the book and learn new meanings of commonly used American phrases.
the_hag on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is surly a kids favorite since I was a little girl! We join Amelia Bedelia as she starts her first day of work for the Rodgers. They rush off shortly after she arrives, but they've left her a list of things to do. Should be a snap, as all the tasks are simple and clearly stated...but that's what you think...Amelia Bedelia begins completing each chore in quite a literal fashion...drawing the drapes and much, much more! Younger kids (1-4) will like the silliness of it and beginner readers and more savvy grade schoolers (5-8) will like that's it's simple and clever/silly too! I recommend it without reservation! I'm sure Amelia will be with us, teaching fine lessons about the words we use and the many means they can have for generations to come!
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I remember this from my childhood. Amelia Bedelia gets a list of things to do on her first day at the job, and she takes things a bit too literally- but at least the chicken looks good dressed in little pants. Her job is saved, however, when her bosses, the Rogers, taste the pie she made. Yes, this is a theme for this series...
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
The introduction of the literal maid as she gets her job and causes problems by doing exactly what she is told. While some of the phrases are outdated (put out the lights?) the book is still plenty of fun for those who enjoy word play.
barjean More than 1 year ago
My granddaughter loved this book. She can read it over and over.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is hilarious, and the kids (adults too) love it! It shows how Amelia Bedelia takes everything "literal" and totally misunderstands all that she is to do in her new house cleaning job, thus making a total mess or wreck of things. She talks to herself all the while she'd reading her "to do list" and lets the reader know that she just doesn't understand why they are asking her to do such things, since she's understanding them totally wrong!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's one of the books my 3-yr-old grandchild always picks from the pile, for me to read. She gets the humor of misunderstood instructions and sees the good-heartedness. That's what it's really about. And that's all it needs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
*My favorite character in this book was Amelia Bedelia, because she was funny and always tries her best. I liked the part of the book when Mrs. Roger¿s list said,¿ to dress the chicken¿and she dressed the chicken.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Amelia Bedelia is the perfect, practical person 'maid,' but to know more of this great book, read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We love the Amelia Bedelia books!!! We used to read them all the time in 1st grade. Rock on Amelia Bedelia!!! We LOVE YOU!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Amelia Bedelia was a funny woman! I liked the part when she cut the towels! That was sooooooooooo funny! I liked the way she drew the curtains.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember getting this book from the 1st grade teacher. I am now 17 and studying to be a teacher. I just loved the Amelia Bedelia series! Its fun tp pronounce her name.I recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I was 4 or 5, The Amelia Bedelia books were my favorite. I read them all the time and I had almost all of them. Now I'm 15 and am writing a research paper on Peggy Parish, and her love for Children. These are great books and I recommend them to everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember when my dad brought these home for me when I was younger. I'm 22 now and I'm trying to get all the titles so I can have them for my kids! Amelia Bedelia is the best!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Amlia Bedelia is the best ever! She is so funny. Your kids would love these funny stories. I even like them because they have adult humor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Amelia was especially funny when she dressed the chickens up.