Amelia Bedelia's First Vote

Amelia Bedelia's First Vote

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by Herman Parish, Lynne Avril
     
 

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Amelia Bedelia is sure she will love everything about school election day.

The fun choices
Having a voice
Running for office
Working together
Voting

Amelia Bedelia can’t wait.
What could be better?
Hooray for school!
Hooray for elections!
Hooray for voting!

Amelia Bedelia has been making readers laugh since 1963, when the first

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Overview

Amelia Bedelia is sure she will love everything about school election day.

The fun choices
Having a voice
Running for office
Working together
Voting

Amelia Bedelia can’t wait.
What could be better?
Hooray for school!
Hooray for elections!
Hooray for voting!

Amelia Bedelia has been making readers laugh since 1963, when the first Amelia Bedelia book was published. Now, for the first time, you can meet the young Amelia Bedelia. Come join the fun!

Editorial Reviews

ALA Booklist
“Amelia Bedelia wears her new picture-book format well…[it] works beautifully as a new way to encounter the gaffe-prone gal.”
Children's Literature - Barbara L. Talcroft
Here comes Amelia Bedelia in first grade, as an eager voter and even a proposer of legislature! Author Herman Parish, nephew of Amelia Bedelia's creator, carries on with this newer series starring the enthusiastic, literal-minded child Amelia Bedelia once was. As Miss Edwards's class gets ready to celebrate Election Day, impetuous Amelia Bedelia collides with Mr. K, the principal, when she races down the hall on an errand. A trip to the school nurse reveals that Amelia Bedelia is already happily misunderstanding English words and expressions with unexpected results. Since the principal lets her class choose a new school rule, eager readers learn about voting as Amelia Bedelia's classmates decide what rule they would like most, voting for one, breaking a tie, and having the excitement of seeing Mr. K approve Homework-Free Wednesdays—Amelia Bedelia's idea. One of the funniest incidents is a "run-off" election (imagined by the kids to be a foot race), when Amelia Bedelia takes literally the advice to "hug the corners," loses ground and, racing to catch up, causes a bang-up collision with the teacher. Big pages filled with new characters from Amelia Bedelia's school and Avril's exuberant watercolor illustrations help capture the freshness and energy of uninhibited first-graders. Kids will have fun spotting pictured details like the increasing use of red, white, and blue as Election Day nears, the rows of band-aids on Miss Edwards's legs, and the new star-spangled red tie Mr. K sports on Election Day. Since this must be about 1950, there are a few anachronisms and no real attempt at a retro atmosphere, but it's all good fun whether or not readers have met the irrepressible Amelia Bedelia before. Reviewer: Barbara L. Talcroft
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3—In this picture book, Amelia Bedelia learns about the power of the ballot. When she literally runs into the principal in the hallway, they talk about rules. Amelia suggests that kids be given the opportunity to participate in making them, and Mr. K agrees. The enthusiastic, ready-for-anything girl and her classmates devise a ballot that includes Homework-Free Wednesdays and ice-cream sandwiches for lunch. The gouache and black pencil cartoonlike illustrations are eye-catching and take readers on a lively visual journey. Although some of Amelia's typical wordplay may be lost on young listeners ("'We have a tie,' said Miss Edwards. 'What kind of tie?' asked Amelia Bedelia"), fans will greet this introduction to the voting process with glee.—Janene Corbin, Rosebank Elementary School, Nashville, TN

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062094063
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/03/2012
Series:
Amelia Bedelia Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 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.

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

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