Friday, March 16, 2012

Children's Book Review: Amelia Bedelia

Name of Book: Amelia Bedelia
Author / Illustrator: Written by Peggy Parish and illustrated by Fritz Siebel
What It's All About: Amelia Bedelia starts work as a maid for Mrs. Rogers but Mrs. Rogers can't be there to show Amelia how to clean the house.  Mrs. Rogers leaves Amelia a list.  Amelia looks at the first thing on the list: change the towels in the green bathroom.  So Amelia takes a pair of scissors and cuts the towels up until they look different.  She looks at the second thing on the list: dust the furniture.  Amelia finds a box that says dusting powder.  She dusts the furniture.  Oh dear, Amelia.  What will Mr. and Mrs. Rogers say?
My Favorite Bit: I love these stories.  Amelia is really a fun way to show children how to understand words.  My favorite bit has to be when Amelia draws the drapes.  She looks quite confident, sitting in the  living room with a large sketchpad.  She has such a good heart and the books are just lovely.

Suitable Age For Reading It To: This one's for everyone.  Our five year old doesn't always understand why Amelia has done something wrong but my husband laughing along makes her laugh too.  I'd read these to anyone but between five and ten is probably best.
Go Get It: Amelia Bedelia at Amazon US

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE the illustrations- he does some of the best subtleties, such as facial expressions and odd things on the street.