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Amelia Bedelia's First Day of School

Amelia Bedelia's First Day of School

Series: Amelia Bedelia
by Herman Parish Illustrated by Lynne Avril

Has Amelia Bedelia always been so mixed up? It looks like it! Now, for the first time, readers can meet her as a kid on her first day of school, where they'll find that Amelia has always taken everything literally. The bus driver tells her to jump off the bus (so she takes a running start). Her teacher tells her to glue herself to her seat (she uses actual glue). And the librarian tells her to keep her nose in a book (in goes her nose).

Since 1963, the grown-up Amelia Bedelia has delighted children, parents, and teachers with her literal-mindedness, whether she's drawing the drapes (with a crayon) or dressing the chicken (in clothes). Her hilarious mishaps also teach children about the power of words and the need to develop a large working vocabulary that takes into consideration multiple meanings and possibilities. This picture-book series about Amelia's childhood is full of perfect wordplay fun.

5, 6, 7
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Number of Pages
Comedy and Humor

About the Author and Illustrator

Herman Parish
Lynne Avril

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