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.