Amelia Bedelia

Amelia Bedelia is a Bookworm

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Amelia Bedelia, Bookworm

by Herman Parish, illustrated by Lynn Sweat

Ages 5 – 7, 63 pages

The Amelia Bedelia book series describes a housekeeper who takes everything too literal and gets herself into mix-ups. In this book, Amelia Bedelia volunteered at the library but not everything went according to plan. She misheard the librarian and thought all the children received a bookmark, but actually the librarian stated: “Here’s your book, Mark.” She helped children with book reports and created bookmarks, but she got herself in trouble when she stole the bookmobile. I thought this was a delightful read and excites children about using the library and reading books. Besides, who doesn’t want to be a bookworm?

“Excuse me,” said a girl. “I need some help, too. I am looking for a thesaurus.” 
“The Saurus?” said Amelia Bedelia. “What kind of dinosaur is that?”
“I’m not sure,” said the girl. “Is a thesaurus a dinosaur? My teacher said I needed one to do my report.”
“Gee,” said Amelia Bedelia, “you are way too late. Every Saurus died millions of years ago.”
“What am I going to do now?” said the girl. 
 

– Herman Parish (Amelia Bedelia, Bookworm)

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