Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2)

Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2)

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by Peggy Parish, Wallace Tripp
     
 

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In 1957, Harper published its first I Can Read title, Little Bear, written by Else Holmelund Minarik and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Large type, simple vocabulary, chapter-like divisions, and decorative pictures made Little Bear perfect for emerging readers—they could read the story comfortably and not feel overwhelmed by the text. Following suit came such

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In 1957, Harper published its first I Can Read title, Little Bear, written by Else Holmelund Minarik and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Large type, simple vocabulary, chapter-like divisions, and decorative pictures made Little Bear perfect for emerging readers—they could read the story comfortably and not feel overwhelmed by the text. Following suit came such classics as Peggy Parish's Amelia Bedelia series, Lillian Hoban's books about Arthur the monkey, and Syd Hoff's popular Danny and the Dinosaur. Many books in this series are special in the depth of emotion evoked - Little Bear, the Frog and Toad books by Arnold Lobel, and Daniel’s Duck by Clyde Bulla, to name a few - and all are enjoyed by children of all ages. Grade 1 - Grade 3.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kathleen Karr
It is fitting and just that Peggy Parish's beloved Amelia Bedelia is back in print. It's being presented as an early reader (Level 2, grades 1-3), but Amelia Bedelia is too marvelous for categories. A kind of Mrs. Malaprop for kids, Amelia Bedelia constantly misconstrues the meanings of the simplest words. Her peculiar interpretations get her into nothing but trouble. Fortunately, she can bake like an angel, and all is always forgiven. Children love feeling gently superior, and love Amelia Bedelia, too. 1996 (orig.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442055223
Publisher:
Baker & Taylor, CATS
Publication date:
05/21/2009
Series:
I Can Read Book 2 Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Peggy Parish was born and grew up in Manning, South Carolina. Before moving to New York City, she taught school in the Panhandle country and in coal-mining areas. Her first job in New York City was with the Girl Scouts, and she now teaches the third grade at the Dalton School in Manhattan. Miss Parish is the author of several other books for children, including the popular Let's Be Indians.

Wallace Tripp studied at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. He has illustrated more than fifty children's books. Mr. Tripp and his wife run a greeting card company in Peterborough, New Hampshire. They have three children, two dogs, and two cats.

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Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
ChristinasMom More than 1 year ago
My 6 year old daughter is in the first grade and chose this book to do her book report on. She has read and re-read this book over and over. I will be purchasing more Amelia Bedelia books in the near future. Any book that draws a child in is a winner in my book!
Briixox3 More than 1 year ago
The title says it. These are just funny books good for anyone!
GCandy More than 1 year ago
This is the second Amelia Bedelia book I have bought for my granddaughter. I wondered if she would understand some of the "old fashioned" remarks, like "dressing the chicken" etc. She absolutely loved the books! And she remembered some of the passages a year later to laugh about. It's a fun book series to share with her.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy Amelia Bedila Books!