Amelia Bedelia 4 Mayor (I Can Read Book 2 Series)

Amelia Bedelia 4 Mayor (I Can Read Book 2 Series)

by Herman Parish, Lynn Sweat
     
 

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It all starts when Amelia Bedelia frosts the pancakes — with chocolate frosting. Then, before you can say "irrepressible," Amelia Bedelia is running for the mayor's office. Literally. "A vote for me is a vote for the future," says her opponent. "A vote for me is a vote for Amelia Bedelia," says our heroine. But when you cast a vote, do you catch a fish? Amelia

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It all starts when Amelia Bedelia frosts the pancakes — with chocolate frosting. Then, before you can say "irrepressible," Amelia Bedelia is running for the mayor's office. Literally. "A vote for me is a vote for the future," says her opponent. "A vote for me is a vote for Amelia Bedelia," says our heroine. But when you cast a vote, do you catch a fish? Amelia Bedelia's many fans will be rolling in the aisles as this Election Day comedy unfolds with one funny wordplay after another. Perfect for fall! Will be embraced by all! Not one reader left sitting on the fence! And those are not campaign promises!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Amelia Bedelia continues to delight children 40 years after she appeared in her first book. Amelia Bedelia is the infamous housemaid who takes everything she hears literally. If someone suggests that she hang a "ball" on the Christmas tree, she tries to hang a soccer ball or a football on the tree. In this book, someone suggests that Amelia Bedelia run for city hall. Sure enough, off she goes at a trot towards city hall! The Amelia Bedelia stories are great fun for beginning readers since they understand the dual meanings of the words that confuse Amelia. They love to see the stunts she gets involved in due to her silliness. This read along tape is ideal for these readers who need the support these tapes provide. How nice to have a tape that will support and delight the beginning reader. 2003, HarperCollins Audio, Ages 6 to 8.
— Joan Kindig, Ph.D.
Children's Literature - Carolyn Dennette Michaels
This is a 1991 book--in time for election 2000 that is worthy of becoming part of every voting family's election year reference shelf. Political discussions need dependable humor! Amelia's fans know her to be the mistress of literal interpretation--a pun or two on every page. This tale takes her from a breakfast discussion over the Mayor and taxes, into and through early campaigning, until a debate that satisfies Ameila and ends her mayoral campaign. But what next, "I am going to the White House...I borrowed a book from Mrs. White, and she said to leave it at her house." said the indomitable Amelia Bedelia.
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3 Amelia Bedelia always does exactly what people tell her to do, so when her employer says he wishes she would run for the mayor's office, she dashes down to city hall. Although Amelia never meant to do anything more than literally run to the office, an encounter with the mayor and a reporter soon has her in the thick of a political campaign. Such literal mindedness is what gives Amelia her charm, and there are plenty of instances of humorous confusion in this latest installment in the series. If not quite to the level of the original titles written by Peggy Parish, the author's nephew does a satisfactory job of carrying on the traditions of wordplay and wacky complications that have made Amelia Bedelia such a beloved character. Readers will recognize Sweat's watercolor and black-pen illustrations from the earlier books. Most libraries should find this title to be a popular selection. Melissa Hudak, Northern Illinois Medical Center, McHenry, IL Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688167219
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Series:
Amelia Bedelia Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
465,473
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile:
220L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Herman Parish was in the fourth grade when his aunt, Peggy Parish, wrote the first book about Amelia Bedelia. The author lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

Lynn Sweat has illustrated many Amelia Bedelia books, including Go West, Amelia Bedelia! He and his wife live in Connecticut.

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