Synopses & Reviews
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!
"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)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
“Readers will giggle over Amelia [Bedelia]s mishaps, and her genuine joie de vivre may assuage first-day fears.” Publishers Weekly
“Amelia [Bedelia] wears her new picture-book format well…[it] works beautifully as a new way to encounter the gaffe-prone gal.” Booklist
“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
“Returning with her pun-filled humor and misunderstandings of certain expressions, Amelia Bedelia has her first day of school in this adventure...Children will laugh at Amelia Bedelias antics, and in many cases, the illustrations enhance the texts humor. ...Young readers will relate to the emotions that Amelia feels.” School Library Journal
Amelia Bedelia is sure she will love everything about the first day of school.
- New friends
- A new teacher
- Her own desk
- Music, books, gym, art
- Recess and lunch
Amelia Bedelia can't wait.
What could be better?
Hooray for school!
Amelia Bedelia has been making readers laugh since 1963, when the first Amelia Bedelia book was published. Now, for the first time, you can meet the young Amelia Bedelia. Come join the fun!
About the Author
Herman Parish was in the fourth grade when his aunt, Peggy Parish, wrote the first book about Amelia Bedelia. Since then, the lovable housekeeper has become a favorite household character for readers young and old. After Peggy Parish died in 1988, her nephew continued Amelia Bedelia's exploits, writing twelve new books about her. Herman Parish lives in Princeton, New Jersey.