Amelia Bedelia

Amelia Bedelia

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In 1957, Harper published its first I Can Read title, "Little Bear," written by Else Holmelund Minarik and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Large type, simple vocabulary, chapter-like divisions, and decorative pictures made Little Bear perfect for emerging readers — they could read the story comfortably and not feel overwhelmed by the text. Following suit came such classics as Peggy Parish's Amelia Bedelia series, Lillian Hoban's books about Arthur the monkey, and Syd Hoff's popular "Danny and the Dinosaur." Many books in this series are special in the depth of emotion evoked — "Little Bear, the Frog and Toad" books by Arnold Lobel, and "Daniel
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Product details

  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 159.5 x 224.8 x 12.2mm | 313.52g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Newly Ill ed.
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 006020186X
  • 9780060201869
  • 754,308

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Amelia Bedelia is in bright, full color! Now available for the first time as an I Can Read Book, this ever-popular story has a fresh look that fans -- old and new -- will celebrate.

Ever since Amelia Bedelia made her debut almost thirty years ago, young readers have been laughing out loud at the antics of this literal-minded but charming housekeeper who never fails to confound the Rogers family. After all, who knows better than Amelia Bedelia what "dust the furniture" and "dress a chicken" really mean!

Peggy Parish's simple and hilarious story is a classic that children will enjoy again and again.
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Review quote

"The hilarious antics of a housekeeper whose literal interpretations of her list of chores lead to some extremely funny messes."--School Library Journal
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Rating details

75,796 ratings
4.15 out of 5 stars
5 48% (36,496)
4 27% (20,318)
3 19% (14,283)
2 4% (3,275)
1 2% (1,424)
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