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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 310L (What's this?)
  • Series: I Can Read Book 1
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books; I Can Read Book 1 edition (August 23, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062075152
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062075154
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,770 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Herman Parish is the nephew of Amelia Bedelia's creator, Peggy Parish, and the author of many books about Amelia Bedelia. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.



Lynne Avril is the illustrator of more than fifty books for children, including a picture book series about Amelia Bedelia's childhood adventures. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

Customer Reviews

Great little story for Amelia Bedelia fans.
L. K. Whitley
She loves reading books and this is an easy reader book.
Alesha G.
My four year old granddaughter loves this book.
GiGi

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Patricia A. Wojnas on October 26, 2011
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Wonderful book show child that they can feel sad on losing a friend. Shows how to make new friends and share new things with them and be happy again. Shows that life is ever changing and that we adjust to new things.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Alesha G. on January 5, 2012
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I got this book for my 6 1/2 year old daughter. She loves reading books and this is an easy reader book. Great company to do business with and I got this item on time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By GiGi on January 18, 2013
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My four year old granddaughter loves this book. She loves to hear the story over and over. She is able to even read some parts of it. You can't go wrong with any of the Amelia Bedelia collection. As always, Amazon is the best place to shop for books, fabulous selection and A-1 customer service.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ronna on December 2, 2013
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Amelia has a best friend living next door, but she moves. A new neighbor is a friendly grandmother. When her furniture is being moved into the house, Amelia imagines funny things based on pieces of furniture--like twins sleeping in a "twin bed" and a pool in a table for "pool table". The grandma has twin grandchildren so Amelia makes more friends rather than loosing friends as her old neighbor comes to visit them all. Cute story to read together, though a bit difficult for a very new reader.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Victor M. Lee on February 25, 2013
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I was in search of a children's book that I could read with my second grader that we both could enjoy and really spark her interest in reading.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John A. Fazio III on November 26, 2012
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Cute little book that any child will enjoy. My daughter's name is Amelia so it was a perfect series to get her into as a child.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Melany M. Chase on December 19, 2012
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This book was cute. My daughter wasn't that interested in it.. however, she is 8... maybe it was too young for her as it is a level 1 reader.
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More About the Author

Herman Parish was in the fourth grade when his aunt, Peggy Parish, wrote the first book about Amelia Bedelia. The lovable, literal-minded housekeeper has been a member of his family ever since. Peggy Parish died in 1988. She would be proud and delighted to know that with Good Driving, Amelia Bedelia; Bravo, Amelia Bedelia!; Amelia Bedelia 4 Mayor and now Calling Doctor Amelia Bedelia, her nephew is carrying on -- for a new generation of readers -- the tradition she began years ago.

In His Own Words... "In true Amelia Bedelia fashion, I backed into writing these books about the literal-minded housekeeper who children laugh at and love. Amelia Bedelia was created by my aunt, Peggy Parish. Although she passed away in 1988, Peggy still received fan mail from children. They wondered when the next Amelia Bedelia book would be out. Then other children's authors wrote and volunteered to continue the series. I felt uneasy about Amelia Bedelia leaving our family. As I was in the fourth grade when she first appeared, I had literally grown up with her. So I decided to try to write a new Amelia Bedelia adventure. My two sisters and my family were very supportive and encouraged me. I'd had experience in writing advertisements. I reread the Amelia Bedelia stories to figure out what made them funny. I realized that everyday life overflows with idiomatic expressions, literalisms, and homophones. It's amazing more people don't get confused-besides Amelia Bedelia! My first book, Good Driving, Amelia Bedelia, took me a year to think about and one night to write. I had been collecting ideas, homonyms, and expressions. Whenever I heard them, I jotted them down: on napkins in restaurants, on my newspaper while riding the bus, and on agenda sheets in business meetings.

I stockpiled these fragments in a folder until one Sunday night, with my family asleep, I decided that it was now or never. I sat down around ten o'clock and began to write. I was so focused on the story that I finished as the sun came up on Monday morning. Naturally, the story needed revision, but the essence was captured in that all-night writing spree.

I am fortunate that my editor, Susan Hirschman, and the illustrator, Lynn Sweat, had worked with Peggy on many Amelia Bedelia books. That helped make the transition from Peggy's books to mine as seamless as possible.

I feel very lucky to be writing Amelia Bedelia books and continuing a family tradition. But the best reward was when a child wrote Peggy Parish a fan letter. It said that Good Driving, Amelia Bedelia is the best book she has written. To me, that's the highest compliment I could hope for."

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