Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book #1: Amelia Bedelia Means Business [NOOK Book]

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When Suzanne, the new girl in Amelia Bedelia's class, arrives at school riding the most beautiful bicycle in the whole world, Amelia Bedelia decides she wants a new bike, too. But Amelia Bedelia's mom says that a bike like Suzanne's is so expensive it will cost an arm and a leg! What? Amelia Bedelia doesn't want to give away one of her arms and one of her legs. She'll need both arms to steer her new bike, and both legs to pedal it. Amelia Bedelia decides to get a job, so that ...

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Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book #1: Amelia Bedelia Means Business

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Overview

When Suzanne, the new girl in Amelia Bedelia's class, arrives at school riding the most beautiful bicycle in the whole world, Amelia Bedelia decides she wants a new bike, too. But Amelia Bedelia's mom says that a bike like Suzanne's is so expensive it will cost an arm and a leg! What? Amelia Bedelia doesn't want to give away one of her arms and one of her legs. She'll need both arms to steer her new bike, and both legs to pedal it. Amelia Bedelia decides to get a job, so that she can earn the bike money instead. She tries:

1. Helping out at Pete's Diner
2. Opening a lemonade stand
3. Entering a contest to win a prize
4. Baking treats and selling them

Will Amelia Bedelia ever get the bike of her dreams?

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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.”
Children's Literature - Jean Boreen
Those of us over thirty probably remember the original Amelia Bedelia books by Peggy Parish quite well; this new series, written by Parish's nephew, takes contemporary readers into Amelia's childhood and shows us that Amelia's literal-mindedness started as a child. In this story, Amelia wants to buy a beautiful bike, but she simply does not have the money. Her parents are willing to pay for half, but they tell Amelia that she will need to figure out how to get the rest of the money. Amelia tries a job as a waitress, but loses it when she takes seriously the comment "The customer is always right" and proceeds to step on a piece of cherry pie after the customer tells her to "bring me a piece of cherry pie—and step on it!" Later, her sign "lots of lemons" gets her in trouble when she tries to set up a lemonade stand at Wild Bill's Auto-Rama. The pen and pencil illustrations throughout the text are fun and will certainly support readers as they visualize Amelia's various misadventures. For elementary readers who have loved the adult Amelia, this will be an easy series to jump into and enjoy. Reviewer: Jean Boreen, Ph.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062094988
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/29/2013
  • Series: Amelia Bedelia Series
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 39,679
  • Age range: 6 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 640L (what's this?)
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Herman Parish

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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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2013

    A nice chapterbook for kids

    Good book for early readers

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    Wow

    I love these books

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 13, 2013

    I've never read the picture books, and this is the first Amelia

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2013

    My daughter loves these chapter books. The humor and wit all wra

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2013

    State book size e g pages and reading level in future

    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

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    Its 3:00 in morning i just woke up yawn

    So be my nook friends and im a girl and im 12

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

    Best book

    I liked chapter 1

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2014

    Harris's Review!!

    These Amelia B books are good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2014

    I LOVE DIS

    Aaaaaaaaassssssssswwwwwwwwwooooooooooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2013

    Loved it!!!

    Freakishly awsome!!




    Molly

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2013

    Whats up!

    How are you pepple are you okay mabey sleepy i love you pepple are you ciddining me pepple mabey exes pepplez j.j. is a crazzyman hole freacly pepple!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    magaly

    Irealy love this book it is funny you should read it :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2013

    Grand daughter loved it

    Fun reading with my grand daughter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2013

    I hav a younger sister and I got this for her

    My younger sister loves these books. So cool to her.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2013

    This is

    For kids

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2013

    No

    U don't

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2013

    Overload?

    Should I buy this?

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Fg

    Diy

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    Posted June 29, 2013

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