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Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping (I Can Read Level 2) Paperback – April 15, 2003
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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.
More About the Author
"I hate reading but your books are changing my opinion." This letter, from a young Peggy Parish fan, comes as no surprise to the teachers and librarians who have put her books in the hands of children over the years. Ms. Parish wrote nearly three dozen children's books-many of which include her most famous character, the literal-minded maid named Amelia Bedelia.
Peggy Parish knew what children like to read. After graduating from the University of South Carolina with a degree in English, she taught school in Oklahoma, Kentucky, and, for over 15 years, at the well-known, progressive Dalton School in New York City. It was at Dalton that she began to find ways to release her creative ideas and energy, Though she never took a writing course, "writing stories for children came naturally." Her first book, published in 1961, was followed with Let's Be Indians and in 1963 with her unforgettable Amelia Bedelia.
Always involved with education in some way, Peggy Parish did television pieces on preschool education and children's books, wrote children's book review columns, and led numerous in-service training workshops for teachers. In discussing her ideas about education, she said, "Children's rights are taken away from them when they enter school. What I try to show teachers is that all the skills needed to read can be taught outside of textbooks. Today's children are not going to read what they are not interested in. And if a positive attitude toward reading is not developed during the first three years of school, it is virtually impossible to develop it later."
After living in New York for many years, Peggy Parish returned to her native South Carolina. She died in November, 1988. But Ameila Bedelia did not die. Peggy Parish's nephew, Herman Parish, has written Good Driving, Amelia Bedelia and Bravo, Amelia Bedelia!, published by Greenwillow Books in 1995 and 1997 respectively.
Top Customer Reviews
Rita says the story starts when the familiy is going on a camping trip. She says Amelia's Dad says "Let's Hit the Road" and and Amelia picks up a stick and starts hitting the road. Amelia seems to always get things wrong. When they get to the campsite she falls in the river and her clothes are all wet.
But one day, Amelia's Dad forgets his own birthday, so Amelia Bedelia makes a cake and fancy dinner for him. And the family starts singing "Happy Birthday to You." And he thanks Amelia Bedelia for the cake. Amelia finally does something that pleases her Dad. The End.
Please Read to your Children or grandchildren it creates a special bond and my 8 yr old grandson is top reader in his class 3 years and I think it is where he and I always read books when he stays with me which is almost every week end and it has become one of our nitely rituals and now I am doing the same with a 4 year old and 20 months old.
In this particular book, Amelia and the Rogers go camping. There is a tent to be pitched and fish to be caught. Will Amelia pitch the tent and catch the fish? Because of Amelia's literalness, will there be a disaster at the campsite? Will there be a happy ending indeed?
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.)
So, what I've done is pick up an Amelia Bedelia to have on the shelf. If it really appeals to any of our little readers, great. There are lots more where this came from. If not, this is a perfectly fine and fun addition.
Since I grew up camping, this was one of my favorites in the series. I got all the jokes long before we saw the punch line. As always, this series is great at pointing out the absurdity of the English language. The laughs are plentiful, and the illustrations by Lynn Sweat really capture the characters and the humor.
Kids who enjoy camping will certainly get the jokes. Others might need to have them explained, but then they will enjoy the humor as well.
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Bought for my daughters 2nd grade class. Nice book for learning to read.Published 1 month ago by Miss Mary