Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book #1: Amelia Bedelia Means Business Paperback
Author: Visit Amazon's Herman Parish Page | Language: English | ISBN: 0062094963
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Gr 2-4-Beginning chapter-book readers can meet the young Amelia Bedelia and enjoy her literal take on the world around her. In Business, the homophonic-challenged girl is looking for ways to earn money for a new bike. She encounters all sorts of mayhem as she helps out at the local diner, sells stolen flowers, has a run-in with the local police, and tries her luck selling drinks at her lemonade sit. (After all why should customers have to stand?) Wordplay abounds as Amelia "steps on it," splattering pie on a customer at a diner and taking each word to heart. Her parents are helpful in explaining meanings to her, but readers will laugh out loud as she navigates her way through a variety of business opportunities. In Unleashed, Amelia Bedelia searches for the perfect puppy. Her parents encourage her to learn about different breeds by helping her neighbor with her dog-walking business. While out walking several of the dogs, Amelia meets her friend Charlie and his pedigreed poodle. He invites her to help get Pierre "show ready" with a bath and coat trim. Things go badly awry, and the two friends have two hours to find the dog and figure out a way to fix his coat in time for the show. In both books, the illustrations bring the characters and plot to the forefront, and well-designed drawings provide reluctant readers with dynamic and whimsical visual cues. Rendered in gouache and black pencil, the artwork splashes across the pages. Sure to be favorites on the early chapter-book shelves.-Melissa Smith, Royal Oak Public Library, MIα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Incorporating wordplay, puns, and humor, the first title in the new Amelia Bedelia Chapter Books series brings Peggy Parish’s classic character, here school-age, to a slightly older audience—courtesy of her nephew, Herman Parish. After seeing snarky classmate Kaite-Lynne’s fancy new bike, Amelia Bedelia wants one, too, but earning money isn’t easy. An apprentice-waitressing opportunity goes awry when a hurried customer requests, Bring me a piece of pie—and step on it! and well-meaning but ever-literal-minded Amelia Bedelia does both, with messy results. Her lemonade stand’s locale and festive sign (Lots of Lemons) garners attention, but it’s not the kind of publicity a used-car-lot owner appreciates. But, ultimately, and happily, there are silver linings, too. With the spirit and flair that epitomized the original character, Amelia Bedelia’s an earnest, appealing protagonist whose interpretations—and inadvertent misinterpretations—often lead to a great hullabaloo. Although the wordplay is occasionally challenging (e.g. like understanding lemon in reference to a car, or the idiom Cut the mustard) this is an enjoyable, entertaining read. Final illustrations not seen. Grades 2-4. --Shelle Rosenfeld
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- Age Range: 6 - 10 years
- Grade Level: 1 - 5
- Series: Amelia Bedelia (Book 1)
- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Greenwillow Books (January 29, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062094963
- ISBN-13: 978-0062094964
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.1 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Finally, a beginning chapter book for kids that is both fun AND wholesome! My kids loved the Amelia Bedelia series of books when they were beginning readers. Now there is an all new series featuring Amelia as a child. There are all the same mix-ups and misunderstandings the grown-up Amelia always has in her adventures, but now they are wrapped up in a sweet pint-sized package.
This first chapter book starts out with Amelia wanting to earn a bike and looking for jobs to make some money. She gets herself into all sorts of silly situations because she takes things so literally (just like the original series). Here are just a few examples:
When Amelia describes the bike of her dreams to her parents, they mention how it must cost an "arm and a leg". There is an illustration in the book at this point showing an arm and leg with price tags hanging from them. Amelia exclaims that she would never pay that much (thinking they really meant a literal arm and leg)!
Pete from the diner asks Amelia if she can "cut the mustard". She responds that she never tried that but she can sure squirt the ketchup.
A customer at the diner tells Amelia to bring him a piece of cherry pie and to "step on it!" because he's in a hurry. Amelia did just as he asked and literally planted her foot right in the middle of it.
A woman at the park tells Amelia that her boss just gave her a pink slip (fired her). Amelia thinks she means a literal slip, like one you would put under a dress.
There are lots of silly mishaps and times when Amelia misconstrues the meaning of all sorts of things said and situations that add gentle humor to the story. These instances are also a great opportunity for young readers to learn how different sayings can have several meanings.
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