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Amelia Bedelia makes her chapter book debut! In Amelia Bedelia Means Business
, a New York Times
bestseller and the first book in the new chapter book series, young Amelia Bedelia will do almost anything for a shiny new bicycle.
Amelia Bedelia's parents say they'll split the cost of a new bike with her, and that means Amelia Bedelia needs to put the pedal to the metal and earn some dough! With Amelia Bedelia anything can happen, and it usually does. Short, fast-paced chapters, tons of friends, silly situations, and funny wordplay and misunderstandings make the Amelia Bedelia chapter books an ideal choice for readers of the Ivy and Bean, Magic Tree House, and Judy Moody books. Features black-and-white pictures by Lynne Avril on every page!
Look out! Here comes Amelia Bedelia, and she means business! "Sure to be favorites on the early chapter-book shelves."—School Library Journal
Supports the Common Core State Standards
"Amelia Bedelia fans will welcome her bumbling leap (in a good way) into a new chapter-book series. Although the character turns 50 in 2013, this book follows the literal-minded heroine's exploits and misunderstandings as a pigtailed girl. When Amelia's mother remarks that the fancy bike that her daughter covets must cost an arm and a leg, Amelia replies that she'd never pay that much. 'You need both your arms to steer a bike like that, and both legs to pedal it.' Her parents' offer to split the cost of a bike with her leads to a short-lived job at a diner; a customer who's in a rush orders pie, telling her to 'step on it' no surprise what happens next. Amelia's second job ends equally disastrously after she opens a lemonade stand at a car dealership, with a sign that advertises 'Lots of Lemons!' Parish and Avril bring this zingy novel to a conclusion that is chaotic, even by Amelia Bedelia's standards, proving that her legacy is in capable hands. Available simultaneously: Amelia Bedelia Unleashed. Final art not seen by PW. Ages 7 10." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
“No child can resist Amelia [Bedelia] and her literal trips through the minefield of the English languageand no adult can fail to notice that shes usually right when shes wrong.” New York Times Book Review
Praise for the young Amelia Bedelia series:“Parish has turned the clock back, making Amelia Bedelia young again and giving a new generation of readers the opportunity to enjoy her humor and self-confidence.” Kirkus Reviews
“Her ingenuous spirit will continue to capture hearts.” Publishers Weekly
With Amelia Bedelia, anything can happen!
Amelia Bedelia wants a new bike—a shiny, fast one just like Suzanne's. Amelia Bedelia's mom says that a bike like that is expensive and will cost an arm and a leg. Amelia Bedelia can't give away one of her arms and one of her legs! She needs both arms to steer, and both legs to pedal. What Amelia Bedelia needs is a job.
Look out! Here comes Amelia Bedelia, and she means business!
About the Author
Herman Parish is the nephew of Amelia Bedelia's creator, Peggy Parish, and the author of many books about Amelia Bedelia. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.
Lynne Avril is the illustrator of more than fifty books for children, including a picture book series about Amelia Bedelia's childhood adventures. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona.