Amelia Bedelia's First Day of School

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Overview Amelia Bedelia is sure she will love everything about the first day of school. A new teacher Her own desk Music, books, gym, art Recess and lunch Amelia Bedelia can't wait. What could be better? School! School! Hooray for school! Read More Show Less See more details below
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Overview

Amelia Bedelia is sure she will love everything about the first day of school. A new teacher
Her own desk
Music, books, gym, art
Recess and lunch
Amelia Bedelia can't wait.

What could be better?

School! School! Hooray for school!

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Booklist
“Amelia wears her new picture-book format well…[it] works beautifully as a new way to encounter the gaffe-prone gal.”
Publishers Weekly
It's the first day of school for Amelia Bedelia—the concrete-thinking heroine of the long-running series, which, until now, has featured the character as an adult. As in previous books, Amelia's literalism results in amusing misunderstandings: Amelia's “name tag” has her sprinting through the room “playing tag,” and during “free time,” she does as her teacher's idiom—“Glue yourself to your seat”—requests. Readers will giggle over Amelia's mishaps, and her genuine joie de vivre may assuage first-day fears. Ages 4–8. (July)
Children's Literature - Joella Peterson
Young Amelia Bedelia starts her first day of school by following the bus driver's instructions, "Here we are. Time to jump off!" Amelia Bedelia takes a running start and jumps off the school bus. The pint-sized Amelia Bedelia misunderstands her way through the rest of the school day, with teachers and children laughing with her and at her, right through the end. She squishes her nose in books when the teacher says "I want to see your little noses in the books!" She refuses to feel like a sloppy Joe (even though she does eat one) and glues herself to her seat, literally. The brightly-colored gouache and black pencil illustrations will add to the humor and light-heartedness of this picture book. Although not as memorable as the original Amelia Bedelia books, this book will have readers laughing at the antics of the young Amelia Bedelia. Some readers, however, might wonder why she never seems to get in trouble for her behavior, as some school-aged kids would if they followed her example. This story is a nice addition where Amelia Bedelia is already popular. Reviewer: Joella Peterson
School Library Journal
Gr 1–2—This picture book shows that even as a youngster Amelia Bedelia takes everything literally, including gluing herself to her seat. She is a challenge to her teacher, who is also having her first day of school. Young children will need explanations for some of her actions and for a number of the idioms. Avril's colorful gouache and pencil illustrations show a girl who seems almost always in motion, hopping on the bus, jumping rope, running like a cheetah, and tickling another student. Repeat readings of the story will enhance the humor for young listeners.—Elaine Lesh Morgan, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR
Booklist
“Amelia wears her new picture-book format well…[it] works beautifully as a new way to encounter the gaffe-prone gal.”
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.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061544552
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/23/2009
  • Series: Amelia Bedelia Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 90,400
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted September 12, 2009

    AMELLIA BEDELIA 1ST DAY OF SCHOOL

    ME AND MY DAUGHTER THOUGHT IT WAS A WONDERFUL BOOK, BUT I HAVE ALWAYS ENJOYED READING ABOUT AMELIA BEDELIA SINCE I WAS YOUNG, AND NOW I HAVE BROUGHT THE FUN TO MY DAUGHTER ALSO.

    THESE BOOKS ARE GREAT TO READ WITH YOUR CHILD BECAUSE SHE IS SO CHILD LIKE HERSELF.

    PLEASE KEEP WRITING AND DELIVERING MORE BOOKS ABOUT THE WACKY AMELIA BEDELIA AND HER CARRER AND LIFE.

    THANK YOU

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 6, 2009

    This is the best book for children's first day of school.

    Amelia Bedelia is so excited about her first day of school. I believe this book will help children not to be so scared of their first day of school. She loves everything about being at school. This is a funny book that I believe all children will love to read. I laughed so hard the first time I read the book, so I believe everyone should read it.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2012

    I LOVE THIS BOOK!

    If you are looking for a clever, funny and pictures just made for kids ages 1-10, then you have found the book you are looking for! This book would bo great in a classroom or for a child ages 2-9! I think two year olds could understand this book, only 4-9 year olds would really get the humor in this book!
    SINCERELY,
    BOOK-A-HOLIC13

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2013

    I love these books

    Emilia is like my 6yr old and my 2yr old loves her too. Great stories and I love the narrator. I will be getting more of these.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2013

    Great fun

    I have a 7 year old and a 4 year old. They both love it. Very entertaining.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2012

    Amelia goes to school?

    Uh oh, lol

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 14, 2011

    A must for all Amelia Bedelia Fans

    My Granddaughter just loves Amelia Bedelia. When I saw this book with Amelia Bedelia as a child, I knew I must purchase this book for her. Very cute.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 18, 2010

    For parents to read to their children

    Too difficult for children, even at the end of Kindergarten. However, it is a great book for parents to read to children. It may calm fears of going to school, especially when parents leave.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 10, 2009

    My granddaughter loved it

    My granddaughter started kindergarten this year and has some characteristics of Amelia Bedelia. She loved the story--the only problem was that she was looking forward to trying out some of the pranks that AB did in the story! She had to be dissuaded from that! Cute and fun!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2014

    Cute!

    This is cute fun story about amelia bedilea,I love these books and this one is good for people who want to read these books and is a starter

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2012

    I

    Hmm....... the real question is....
    IS IT REALLY WORTH $11????????
    I MEAN SERIOUSLY!!!
    I COULD BUY A WAY BETTER BOOK WAIT NO 2 BETTER BOOKS!!!!
    it looks cool though
    I was just saying

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2009

    Great for young readers.

    I gave this book to my Granddaughter and she loved it. She read the whole book the first day and then shared it with her Parents and Brother and a neighbor boy.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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