Amelia Bedelia and the Baby
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on April 17, 2000
amelia bedelia and the baby is one of the funniest . peggy parish has made me laugh for many years and now that i have kids , i like to see there faces when i read them these funny stories.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on August 24, 2005
This is a wonderful, entertaining book from the Amelia Bedelia series. I have read all of them to my four year old son, but this one is one of the best.

Amelia Bedelia has never babysat before, and takes everything literally when she reads from the list given to her by the baby's parent. Her limited interpretation of the list is hilarious, and kept my son laughing through the whole book. It is a wonderful story, and one that surely any parent would want to have in their home for their young child.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on June 29, 2000
I received this book as a present in the second grade. I still remember laughing each night when I read it. Amelia Bedelia was always doing something funny. This was one of my favorites of the series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 13, 2005
One of my fondest memories of childhood were the Amelia Bedelia books. The only one I remember was the Baby one, and while it's been many years since I last read it, I still have very colorful memories of it. I vividly remember a scene with the banana, and the tarts. I also remember something about chocolate salmon (she dipped salmon into chocolate), but I don't think it's in this book. I would love to read these books again, but I haven't found them anywhere.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon January 13, 2012
Amelia Bedelia is the housekeeper for Mr. and Mrs. Rogers. (I would say she's probably about 18?) She takes everything literally; doesn't understand figures of speech. Because of this, she gets into some very interesting situations. (But she has an incredible talent: cooking, because she follows the directions verbatim.)

In this particular book, Amelia Bedelia babysits baby Missy for Mrs. Lane. (Word of advice, from one good mother to another: Do NOT ever let Amelia Bedelia babysit your child.) Luckily, Baby Missy is okay and nothing happened to her. But Amelia Bedelia is definitely not babysitting material. She can cook up a storm; she's the world's best baker. Hire her to do your baking. She can make the world's best cakes, muffins, breads, tarts, etc. But do not let her babysit your child. She tried to follow the mother's list verbatim. She wondered why the mother wanted the baby to have a bottle. Luckily, Amelia Bedelia decided not to give the baby a bottle, even though the list said to do so. She felt a bottle would be dangerous, so she gave her a can and a box instead. Luckily, Mrs. Carter knocks on the door at the right time, and shows Amelia Bedelia what a baby bottle is. And that's all I'm telling you. Will Amelia Bedelia be in trouble? Or will something save her? One thing always saves her . . . but I can't tell you what it is; you have to read the books to find out.

I love Amelia Bedelia books. If you haven't been lucky enough to discover her, I recommend these books.

Amelia Bedelia is one of my favorite characters. Even though these are children's books, I find a bit of coziness in these books. I have loved Amelia Bedelia every since I discovered her (when my kids were little.)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 23, 2003
In this book a wacky woman who does not have much common sense baby-sits. This book teaches that you can learn from your mistakes and that the way someone does something different than you might not be the wrong way it might be a better way to do things. It is a good book for 6-8 year olds. It is a good book and I think many kids would enjoy it.
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on October 27, 2002
This book was a very funny book. It tells about Amelia Bedelia babysitting for the first time and not knowing how everything works. Amelia goes to Mrs. Lane's house and she gives Amelia a list of things to do for the baby while she is gone. After she leaves the baby, Missy, starts to cry. Amelia doesn't know what to do so she looks at the list, it says "Give Missy a bottle", so Amelia went in the kitchen and looked for a bottle. All she found were glass bottles and she decided that that was too dangerous to give to Missy.
Then one of Mrs. Lane's friends, Mrs. Carter, visits to give Amelia strawberries she picked. She notices that Missy is crying and she shows Amelia what kind of bottle she is supposed to give Missy. They give her the bottle and Missy stops crying. Amelia thanks Mrs. Carter and then Mrs. Carter leaves.
When Missy had finished her bottle Amelia saw what she had to do next, it was to give Missy a bath.
After she gave her the bath she checked the list to see what she was to do next it said, "Be sure to use the baby powder", but instead of putting it on Missy, Amelia put it on herself.
Again she checked the list and it said that from two until three is naptime, but Amelia hated naps so she decidedto make strawberry tarts instead. She walked back into Missy's bedroom and she was asleep so she let Missy have her nap for her.
She went into the kitchen and began to make her very good strawberry tarts and after she was done she set all the tarts out on a plate.
Then Missy began to cry again so Amelia looked over her list to see what she had to do now. It was time to give Missy her mashed banana, so Amelia made her way down to the kithchen and picked up a banana and started to mash it with her hands while it was still in the skin. She went upstairs and gave it to Missy. She started to mash it too, and it exploded all over her playpen. So Amelia took her to get another bath.
Next the list said to put Missy in her stroller, so Amelia did that. Then it said, "But first put a sweater on her." So, Amelia took Missy out of the stroller and put a sweater on Missy and put her back in the stroller. She read the list to see what it said next. It said, "Take her out for a while." Which meant to take outside for a little while, but Amelia misinterpreted and took her out of the stroller all together.
She looked at the list again and it was now playtime until five. But she didn't understand because she thought that it meant play time for her. So she took out Missy's toys and began to play. Missy began to fuss and Amelia saw that it was five o'clock and time for Missy's dinner.
She took Missy downstairs with her and put her in her highchair. The list said to give Missy baby food. So, Amelia sliced baby tomatoes, she cooked baby potatoes, and she made baby hamburgers. She put it on a plate then poured ketchup all over it. Misy put her hands in it, tasted it, and ate it all up. Then Amelia gave her one of her straberry tarts to eat for dessert. She ate it too, but now she was a big mess, so Amelia was about to go get her a bath when Mrs. Lane and Mr. Lane came home. Mrs. Lane was terribly mad when she saw all the red stuff all over her baby, but then her husband gave her a taste of one of Amelia's tarts. She loved it and apologized for her bahavior. Missy started to cry so, Mrs. Lane went over to her, but Missy wanted Amelia Bedelia. Mrs. Lane saw that Missy like Amelia Bedelia so she asked her to come back again.
Then Amelia left and she was happy that she had learned about babysitting that day.
I liked this book a lot it would be nice to read to child just for fun because it doesn't really teach any kind of values, but they may learn a few things about babies.
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on February 11, 2014
I mostly remember this Amelia Bedelia book because it was the book my group chose in gifted class when we had to act out a book, and I got to be the baby. (I always loved being the baby if I possibly could in any play-pretend scenario.) As per usual with Amelia Bedelia, the text is full of Amelia misunderstanding what she's asked to do and interpreting requests literally. She has to give the baby a bottle, but none of the types of bottles she chooses are right! No, the baby won't accept them! What could be wrong? To be honest I was a little worried about the baby in her care because she was just so monumentally good at misunderstanding that I'd shudder to think what she might actually do if she was asked to "rock" the baby--might she bury her under stones? Happily she never misinterpreted something violently. :)
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on December 8, 2002
As a child this was one of my favorite books. I just loved anything that had to do with babies, as well as the witty Amelia Bedelia. When I heard of this book it sparked my interest. As usual you can't help but smile when you read about Amelia Bedelia's literal view on life. One of my favorite parts of the book is when Amelia Bedelia is reading her baby-sitting "to do" list and it says to apply powder after bath time. So then Amelia powders herself instead of the baby. Amelia is touched by the thoughtfulness of Mrs. Lane(the baby's mother). This book is altogether clever and enduring. Amelia Bedelia and baby Missy will definately find a place in your heart.
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on April 8, 2013
I am Sofi G. I have 8 years old and love to read books fom Amelia Bedelia I like this book because Amelia is soo funny and silly, she is the mate of Ms. Rogers and he sends her to do the baby sitter and she doesnt knows nothing about babys. The baby it was to funny and I recommended to boys and girls that like to read, and to kids who are 4 to 8 years. The book is retend by Herman Parish and it has very funny pictures and I give it a 5 starts. I like it very much. Hope you read it and like it too.
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