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Amelia Bedelia's first day of school

by Parish, Herman,

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Unavailable 0 copies

The New York Times bestselling picture book! Amelia Bedelia goes to school and mixes up just about everything in this funny picture book about the childhood of the iconic character.

The first book in the nationally bestselling series about the childhood of America's favorite literal-minded housekeeper, Amelia Bedelia is sure that she will absolutely love school--after all, what's not to love? But after hopping on the bus "just like a bunny" (hurry up, sweetie!), confusing her name tag with a game (we are not playing tag), and gluing herself to her seat (oh, dear), Amelia Bedelia discovers that what she takes for granted is not always the way the world works. Still, friendships are formed, lessons are learned, and projects are completed, and through it all Amelia Bedelia's teacher, Mrs. Edwards, offers gentle guidance and an open heart. The Amelia Bedelia books have sold more than 35 million copies!

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ever wonder how the venerable Amelia Bedelia became such a literalist? So did the children's author Herman Parish (nephew of Amelia's originator, Peggy Parish) and the kids he met during school visits. This introduction to the young Amelia shows that her curious take on language is in evidence early on. It's the first day of school, and right off, Amelia gets it wrong when Mrs. O'Malley says, I teach gym, and Amelia responds, I am not Jim. From there it's one misunderstanding after another, ending with the teacher telling Amelia to glue herself to her chair. Oh dear. Amelia wears her new picture-book format well. Illustrator Avril's depiction of the language-challenged character resembles Ramona Quimby (the Alan Tiegreen version), and she uses the enlarged space to good advantage as Amelia proceeds from classroom to cafeteria to art class, all of which are pitted with verbal minefields. Sometimes the misconceptions are too sophisticated for the age group, but mostly this works beautifully as a new way to encounter the gaffe-prone gal.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "It's the first day of school for Amelia Bedelia-the concrete-thinking heroine of the long-running series, which, until now, has featured the character as an adult. As in previous books, Amelia's literalism results in amusing misunderstandings: Amelia's "name tag" has her sprinting through the room "playing tag," and during "free time," she does as her teacher's idiom-"Glue yourself to your seat"-requests. Readers will giggle over Amelia's mishaps, and her genuine joie de vivre may assuage first-day fears. Ages 4-8. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Amelia-Bedelia -- (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction.
First day of school -- Juvenile fiction.
Schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Publisher New York2015
Edition First Greenwillow paperback.
Other Titles First day of school.
Contributors Avril, Lynne, 1951- illustrator.
Audience Ages 4+.
Language English
Notes "An Amelia Bedelia picture book"--Back cover.
Description 32 unnumbered pages : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
ISBN 9780061544576
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