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Amelia Bedelia's First Valentine Hardcover – November 22, 2011


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Series: Amelia Bedelia
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books (November 22, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780062032751
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062032751
  • ASIN: 0062032755
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 9.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #331,466 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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Praise for Amelia Bedelia’s First Day of School:New York Times Bestseller“Amelia [Bedelia] wears her new picture-book format well…[It] works beautifully as a new way to encounter the gaffe-prone gal.” (New York Times Book Review)

“Readers will giggle over Amelia Bedelia’s mishaps, and her genuine joie de vivre may assuage first-day fears.” (Publishers Weekly)

“Her ingenuous spirit will continue to capture hearts.” (Publishers Weekly)

From the Back Cover

Amelia Bedelia—she’ll grow on you!

Amelia Bedelia is sure she will love everything about Valentine’s Day:

  • The sweet surprises
  • Making cards
  • Celebrating at school
  • Fizzy pink punch
  • A big family hug

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."

Customer Reviews

The book was really sweet.
The Educational Tourist
It was a great choice because Amelia Bedelia makes her friends vday cards, but forgets them on the bus.
Dana
Great illustrations and story; attention holding.
Ellen Mckenzie

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Sack VINE VOICE on December 9, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Amelia Bedelia books have been classics for a long time. This new series of books show us what Amelia was like as a child. She is still taking things literally and it can be quite funny! In this installment she learns about valentines day and it's many customs. Fans of the original series will enjoy this set of books as well.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Denise Moran on May 18, 2010
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I was expecting Amelia Bedelia's First Valentine to be similar to all the other Amelia Bedelia books. It was really completely different, very fresh. We enjoyed it. It was still funny in the usual Amelia Bedelia way. I recommend it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By HollyVC on July 15, 2011
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I grew up reading the original Amelia Bedeliam and while those books were great, I like the stories for the new generation. I think getting to know Amelia as a whimsical child is a refreshing approach to this classic character. My nephew (age 5) is now an Amelia fan after reading this book I sent for Valentine's Day. She reminds him of Junie B. Jones.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Piper-Fangman on April 14, 2010
Format: Hardcover
For starters we have a 2 year old "Amelia" of our own in this house, and we have been collecting Amelia Bedelia books for her since we chose her name. This past valentines we found this book and brought it home. We love it. The story is cute and a lot more relate-able than a maid in a uniform for kids. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Amelia Bedelia books, but making Amelia a little girl was a stroke of genius. Its a cute story, and I can't wait to add more as Herman Parish writes them.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dana on February 13, 2012
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I picked this book out for my husband and I to give to our 4 year old daughter for valentines day. It was a great choice because Amelia Bedelia makes her friends vday cards, but forgets them on the bus. Shes sad at school, but then remember her mom gave her a new deck of cards (they are in her bookbag), so she turns those cards into vday cards, so everything works out there, they have a vday party at school, she rides the bus home and when she gets off, a boy shoots his arrow it falls on her heart shaped box of candies. This is like cupids arrow that amelia bedelia's dad was talking about earlier in the book. The reader finds out the boy missed school and the vday party so he got no valentines, so amelia gives him hers. he blows her a kiss and she thinks, yuck, i don't love him, but there is no reason not to like him. I thought that was cute. Anyway, amelia goes home and with mom gives dad candies, mom gets flowers, and amelia gets a bracelet from daddy....really her first valentines. I thought very sweet book for dad and daughter to share for preschool and kindergarten aged children that are really starting to understand what vday is. The ending hits home with our family because they have a group hug. Great book. It is hardback, cute pictures, they are busy pictures, lots of things to point out, could be overwhelming for children that can't sit still too long. Fortunatley, mine will already sit through "wordy" books like this and alexander the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. you know long, lots of writing, kind of books, another being gruffalo, chance of meatballs, ummm ladybug girl and bumblebee boy, you get it....anyway....5 star purchase for our book loving family.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Greenie on June 17, 2013
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this was a cute book and my 9 year old enjoyed it although I think it was a very easy read for her.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alicia Haak on May 2, 2013
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My daughter loved these books as a child. I purchased them for my granddaughter and she loves them too. Its so nice to share things with grands.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CAROL TOMES on April 26, 2013
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I had this sent to my grandaughters so their mom could read it to them for Valentines Day (although they could read most of it themselves). It is their 1st Amelia Bedelia book and they loved it. I bought them more of the series for their birthdays.
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