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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Series: I Can Read Book 2
  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books; I Can Read Book 2 edition (April 15, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060511060
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060511067
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,219 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

The literal-minded maid returns, accompanying her employers on a camping trip. When Mr. Rogers tells Amelia that it's time to hit the road, she does, with a stick. PW remarked that Parish's Read-Alone volume would "send kids into gales of laughter."
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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

The late Peggy Parish, well known for her stories about Amelia Bedelia, wrote many popular books for children, including Dinosaur Time, illustrated by Arnold Lobel.

"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.

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Amelia Bedelia is the housekeeper for Mr. and Mrs. Rogers.
Andrea
She says this is one of her favorite books, and she recommends it to other kids.
Dianne Foster
I got this for my Granddaughter and she laughs and laughs!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Dianne Foster HALL OF FAME on September 17, 2000
Format: Paperback
My granddaughter Rita is helping me write this review. She says this is one of her favorite books, and she recommends it to other kids. Rita read this book when she was in first grade. She's in second grade this year.
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.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 25, 1999
Format: Paperback
It is about a funny camping trip. My favorite part is when Amelia Bedelia goes boating, and takes all the boats with her. I am seven years old.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Beverly on September 28, 2008
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My grandsons loves these books as well as the junie B jones books they are so full of funny little incidents and ideas. I think these books keep the childrens attention and give them a laugh. They also get involved with things they enjoy camping fishing school things they can relate to themselves.
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.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Andrea VINE VOICE on January 14, 2012
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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 does have an incredible talent: cooking, because she follows directions verbatim.

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.)
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 31, 1999
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This is a great book for young children. There is no bad language just good, clean reading. It's funny and amusing and will keep your children laughing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark Baker HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 1, 2012
Format: Paperback
The Rogers are going camping, and they are taking Amelia Bedelia with them. She's never been before, so she has a lot to learn, like how to catch fish, pitch a tent, row a boat, and what sleeping bags are. Will they survive the trip?

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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pop Bop TOP 500 REVIEWER on May 18, 2012
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Amelia takes everything literally. So when you tell her to "hit the road", she picks up a stick and hits the road with it. That's the gag throughout the whole book and the whole series. For a very young reader that's a pretty good gag. But I don't know about a whole series, and I don't know about rereadability.

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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on November 17, 2009
Format: Paperback
I think that Amelia Bedelia is really funny. I want to recommend this book to anyone who likes to laugh.
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