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|Title: Amelia Bedelia Anniversary Edition Picture Book, Hardcover|
By: Peggy Parish
Illustrated By: Fritz Siebel
Number of Pages: 40
Publication Date: 2013
|Dimensions: 11.00 X 8.50 X 0.25 (inches)|
Weight: 14 ounces
Series: Amelia Bedelia
Stock No: WW209691
Amelia Bedelia was first published in 1963. This special fiftieth anniversary edition of the very first book restores the original text, page design, jacket, and palette of the original volume. What else is the same? Well, the dressed chicken, dusted furniture, and that delicious lemon meringue pie, among other things. An additional eight pages of behind-the-scenes sketches, photographs, and information about the beginnings of this iconic character, the author, the artist, and Amelia Bedelia's exploits throughout the years is included.
"No child can resist Amelia [Bedelia] and her literal trips through the minefield of the English language—and no adult can fail to notice that she's usually right when she's wrong."—The New York Times Book Review
Supports the Common Core State Standards
Peggy Parish was born and grew up in Manning, South Carolina. Before moving to New York City, she taught school in the Panhandle country and in coal-mining areas. Her first job in New York City was with the Girl Scouts, and she now teaches the third grade at the Dalton School in Manhattan. Miss Parish is the author of several other books for children, including the popular Let's Be Indians.
Fritz Siebel was born in Vienna and now lives in New York City with his family. He is well known for his pictures in Cat and Dog; David and the Giant; and Tell Me Some More . . . , all Harper I Can Read Books. Among the other books he has illustrated are A Fly Went By and Who Took the Farmer's Hat?
The younger children for whom this nonsense makes a good read-aloud, and those older who will find it easy to read, will giggle through its series of jokes.
Amelia Bedelia, the new maid, slightly suggests the famous Mary Poppins, but she makes her entry discreetly through the doorway, on her two feet, instead of blowing in on the wind. This is purely a silly book, with no lesson to impart, but it will seem hilarious to young children.
Right on the button for juvenile humor! This book is for that stage in life when the acme of wit is considered to be a question like thisHow can I sit UP when Im siting DOWN? A perfect blend of text and pictures spiced with humor.