Amelia Bedelia Means Business (Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book Series #1)

Amelia Bedelia Means Business (Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book Series #1)

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by Herman Parish, Lynne Avril
     
 

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Amelia Bedelia makes her chapter book debut! In Amelia Bedelia Means Business, a New York Times bestseller and the first book in the new chapter book series, young Amelia Bedelia will do almost anything for a shiny new bicycle.

Amelia Bedelia's parents say they'll split the cost of a new bike with her, and that means Amelia Bedelia needs to put the

Overview

Amelia Bedelia makes her chapter book debut! In Amelia Bedelia Means Business, a New York Times bestseller and the first book in the new chapter book series, young Amelia Bedelia will do almost anything for a shiny new bicycle.

Amelia Bedelia's parents say they'll split the cost of a new bike with her, and that means Amelia Bedelia needs to put the pedal to the metal and earn some dough! With Amelia Bedelia anything can happen, and it usually does. Short, fast-paced chapters, tons of friends, silly situations, and funny wordplay and misunderstandings make the Amelia Bedelia chapter books an ideal choice for readers of the Ivy and Bean, Magic Tree House, and Judy Moody books. Features black-and-white pictures by Lynne Avril on every page!

Look out! Here comes Amelia Bedelia, and she means business! "Sure to be favorites on the early chapter-book shelves."—School Library Journal

Supports the Common Core State Standards

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Amelia Bedelia fans will welcome her bumbling leap (in a good way) into a new chapter-book series. Although the character turns 50 in 2013, this book follows the literal-minded heroine’s exploits and misunderstandings as a pigtailed girl. When Amelia’s mother remarks that the fancy bike that her daughter covets must cost an arm and a leg, Amelia replies that she’d never pay that much. “You need both your arms to steer a bike like that, and both legs to pedal it.” Her parents’ offer to split the cost of a bike with her leads to a short-lived job at a diner; a customer who’s in a rush orders pie, telling her to “step on it”—no surprise what happens next. Amelia’s second job ends equally disastrously after she opens a lemonade stand at a car dealership, with a sign that advertises “Lots of Lemons!” Parish and Avril bring this zingy novel to a conclusion that is chaotic, even by Amelia Bedelia’s standards, proving that her legacy is in capable hands. Available simultaneously: Amelia Bedelia Unleashed. Final art not seen by PW. Ages 7–10. (Feb.)
New York Times Book Review
“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.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062094964
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/29/2013
Series:
Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book Series, #1
Pages:
149
Sales rank:
33,205
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
640L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 10 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.

Lynne Avril has illustrated all the stories about young Amelia Bedelia. The artist lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Amelia Bedelia Means Business (Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book Series #1) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book for early readers
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter loves these chapter books. The humor and wit all wrapped up with the sparkle cover is just her still. If you have a love ballet and pink second grader girl she will love these books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is halarious it always nakese laugh when i am sad
book4children More than 1 year ago
I've never read the picture books, and this is the first Amelia Bedelia chapter book that I've read with my kids. It was cute, and even funny at times. Amelia Bedelia wants a new bike, so she goes through a string of jobs and business ventures to save up enough money for one. She constantly misinterprets every day sayings like "step on it" and "it's on the house" which provides the source for much of the humor in the book. The only problem with this is that I'm not sure how many kids that age would understand the jokes. A lot of the writing and vocabulary was over the comprehension level of most kids in the target age group. While the book was cute, it didn't really do it for me. It wasn't horrible, but it wasn't fantastic, either. This one falls into the middle for me.
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Irealy love this book it is funny you should read it :)
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Fun reading with my grand daughter.
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This is what books have come down to? Thats sad.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My younger sister loves these books. So cool to her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For kids
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Koding i hate it. It is horible.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These Amelia B books are good
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Freakishly awsome!! Molly
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too many missing classifications in the nook i want to know the page length of book and age group too many books have been stories novella and once a mystery series that did not stand alone with a hard copy you see what you buy or not
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Should I buy this?
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Diy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
U don't