Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2)

Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2)


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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.

Guess who's at bat? The lovable, hilarious Amelia Bedelia is back, filling in for a sick player on the Grizzlies baseball team. Watch out! Because nobody plays ball like Amelia Bedelia. 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: 9780064442053
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/29/1995
Series: I Can Read Book 2 Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 62,078
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.19(d)
Lexile: 460L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 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.

Wallace Tripp has illustrated many books for children, including No Flying in the House and Come Back, Amelia Bedelia.

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Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
hebeaton on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A classic Amelia Bedelia book, this one tells the story of Amelia and baseball. Of course, Amelia takes everything literally and it often result in disasters. However, she can always make us laugh. A baseball team has a player missing so Amelia offers to fill in for him. She does hilarious things such as putting a tag on a boy instead of "tagging him".
Brooke28 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Amelia is at it again confusing the meanings of words, this time on the baseball field with a team full of players.
jessy555 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Genre: Realistic FictionCritique of Genre: This is an adorable example of realistic fiction because it has this lady who takes everything literally when she is given directions such as when she is told to "run home" during a baseball game she literally "runs home" or when she is told to "tag" a runner she runs to him and pins a price tag on him. She keeps you entertained from the first page to the last. Media:pen and ink/colored pencil
barnes08 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about a girl named Amelia Bedelia. The Grizzlies team was sad because they need another team player for the game tomorrow. Amelia Bedelia agreed to help, yet she didn¿t know much about the game. The team taught Amelia to bat. Amelia went home and found a uniform also she baked cookies. The next day the game started. Amelia took everything literally, like when they said to tag the other teammate. Amelia put tag sign on him. The team¿s only hope in wining was Amelia¿s next swing. Amelia Bedelia swing and run all the way home literally. The team won and went to Amelia¿s house to thank her. She gave them all cookies. I love baseball; therefore I enjoyed the book. A reason it could be considered contemporary realistic fiction is it could have happen. Amelia Bedelia is a funny character. I enjoyed reading her books as a child. She gets everything mixed up, which I like. I too get things mixed up. In the class room, I could discuss how Amelia Bedelia takes everything literally and gets things confused. This book would be great in the spring when kids are playing ball. We could talk about professional baseball players. Older grades could look up historic players.
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Amelia Bedelia doesn't know how to play baseball... If you can't see where this is going, you haven't payed attention to the series. Luckily, she wins the game, so no one minds very much that she's literally stolen all the bases after they told her to run there. I don't think the Tornadoes will agree to play her again, after she pushed a batter out of the way so she could follow the direction to "catch the ball."
ChristinasMom More than 1 year ago
My 6 year old daughter is in the first grade and chose this book to do her book report on. She has read and re-read this book over and over. I will be purchasing more Amelia Bedelia books in the near future. Any book that draws a child in is a winner in my book!
Briixox3 More than 1 year ago
The title says it. These are just funny books good for anyone!
GCandy More than 1 year ago
This is the second Amelia Bedelia book I have bought for my granddaughter. I wondered if she would understand some of the "old fashioned" remarks, like "dressing the chicken" etc. She absolutely loved the books! And she remembered some of the passages a year later to laugh about. It's a fun book series to share with her.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy Amelia Bedila Books!