Good Work, Amelia Bedelia

Good Work, Amelia Bedelia


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A busy day

Mr. and Mrs. Rogers leave for the day and give Amelia Bedelia a long list of chores to do. Not one to stand still, Amelia Bedelia gets right to work — with totally unexpected results!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060511159
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/12/2003
Series: I Can Read Book 2 Series
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 220,803
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.19(d)
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.

Lynn Sweat has illustrated many Amelia Bedelia books, including Go West, Amelia Bedelia! He and his wife live in Connecticut.

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Good Work, Amelia Bedelia 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
gaylagoff on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great book for young children.
lmaddux on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A good book for beginner readers. 3rd grad and up. Teaches children ways of saying things that don't always have the literal meaning.
amandawebster on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When Mr. and Mrs. Rogers leave for the day and leave a list of chores, their mixed-up maid Amelia Bedelia gets to work and handles them in her usually wacky way. A cute series for young readers.
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Amelia Bedelia's at it again! This time she's been given a list of things to do, and, though Mrs. and Mr. Rogers are mad about the sponge cake (with sponges inside), she's gotten through and re-won their friendship with a delicious real cake.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Parish, Peggy. Good Work, Amelia Bedelia. New York: Greenwillow Books 1976. Illustrated by Lynn Sweat. Amelia Bedelia is hard at work for Mr. and Mrs. Rogers when they leave for the day. The Rogers give Amelia a list of chores to do. Her naive and quirky way of doing things leave the reader laughing out loud. One of her chores is to bake a loaf of white bread. Mrs. Rogers says, ¿Just do what the recipe says.¿ Amelia does just that. The recipe says that the bread will rise, so she sets the bread on the counter and watches the pan waiting for it to ¿rise¿. When it doesn¿t rise, she ties a string around the pan and lifts it into the air. ¿That should be high enough.¿ Every task Amelia is to do she approaches with a literalness filled with hilarity. Good Work, Amelia Bedelia is a fun book which could be used to teach children how not to take things so literally. I first read an Amelia Bedelia book as a child and I still enjoy reading them some twenty years later. Peggy Parish was born, Margaret Cecile Parish, in Manning, South Carolina in 1927. Parish was a sickly child and her family would read to her often, thus increasing her desire to become an author. She taught elementary school while writing manuscripts which were initially rejected. After teaching for fifteen years, Peggy Parish began seriously writing children¿s books. Parish published her first book, My Golden Book of Manners, in 1962 and continued until she passed away in 1988. She wrote over forty books, twelve of which are Amelia Bedelia series books. After Parish¿s death, her nephew took over writing Amelia Bedelia books, he has published three so far.