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Amelia Bedelia and the Baby (I Can Read Books Series: A Level 2 Book)

Amelia Bedelia and the Baby (I Can Read Books Series: A Level 2 Book)

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by Peggy Parish, Lynn Sweat (Illustrator)

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Taking care of baby

Amelia Bedelia has her hands full when she takes care of Mrs. Lane's baby. As usual, the literal-minded housekeeper mixes things up, but she also wins the heart of her newest and youngest fan.


Taking care of baby

Amelia Bedelia has her hands full when she takes care of Mrs. Lane's baby. As usual, the literal-minded housekeeper mixes things up, but she also wins the heart of her newest and youngest fan.

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Children's Literature
In this "I Can Read, Level 2" adventure, the well-meaning but confused and literal Ameila Bedelia takes a job babysitting. In addition to some confusion over bottles and cans, Amelia Bedelia reads the mother's list and when it says playtime, Amelia Bedelia plays; when it says be sure to wear the bib, Amelia Bedelia does. But when it says to prepare the baby's dinner, she does it just right: little bitty burgers, little bits of potatoes, little bits of tomatoes and ketchup on the whole thing. The appalled parents are about to fire Amelia Bedelia when the baby affectionately reaches out to her. That, plus the strawberry tarts she has baked save her job—and the day. Children can enjoy the book and the character their parents loved when they were in elementary school. It is all good fun and the reader is surely in on the jokes. 2004 (orig. 1981), Greenwillow, Ages 5 to 8.
—Susan Hepler, Ph.D.

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HarperCollins Publishers
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Amelia Bedelia Series
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Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.18(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

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.

Lynn Sweat has illustrated many Amelia Bedelia books, including Go West, Amelia Bedelia! He and his wife live in Connecticut.

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Amelia Bedelia And The Baby (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am Sofi G. I have 8 years old and love to read books fom Amelia Bedelia I like this book because Amelia is soo funny and silly, she is the mate of Ms. Rogers and he sends her to do the baby sitter and she doesnt knows nothing about babys. The baby it was to funny and I recommended to boys and girls that like to read, and to kids who are 4 to 8 years. The book is retend by Herman Parish and it has very funny pictures and I give it a 5 starts. I like it very much. Hope you read it and like it too.
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Minnie123 More than 1 year ago
I remember reading these books when I was young and when I saw this one, I bought it for my six year old. She absolutely loves this book. She always laughs at the silly things that Amelia Bedelia does and says. It is a great book for her to learn how people misunderstand things if you are not clear.
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I'm 17 years old now and I remember reading Amelia Bedelia, [[I used to call them Amealda Betealda!]] books when I was growning up and learning to read! These books are what made me such an avid reader today! I absolutely recommend these books to young kids who are learning to read and I plan on reading these books to my children one day!
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Parish, Peggy. Amelia Bedelia and the Baby. New York: Greenwillow Books 1976. Illustrated by Lynn Sweat. Amelia Bedelia is a charming character who takes everything very literally. When Amelia Bedelia is asked to baby-sit for Mrs. Lane, many hilarious situations arise. Mrs. Lane gives Amelia a list of things that she should do for the baby. After bathing the baby, the lists says, ¿Be sure to use the baby powder.¿ Amelia uses the baby powder, but not on the baby, she uses it on herself since the list did not specifically say to use it on the baby. As the day progresses, Amelia read the list which says, ¿From two to three is nap time¿. ¿No!¿ says Amelia, ¿I hate naps.¿ Again, Amelia misinterprets the list as it did not specify for the baby to take a nap. This exemplifies the humorous events which take place in the book. This is a fun adventurous book for bed time or when learning to read. As Amelia makes one mistake after another, the reader can only guess what will happen next. Peggy Parish was born, Margaret Cecile Parish, in Manning, South Carolina in 1927. Parish was a sickly child and her family would read to her often, thus increasing her desire to become an author. She taught elementary school while writing manuscripts which were initially rejected. After teaching for fifteen years, Peggy Parish began seriously writing children¿s books. Parish published her first book, My Golden Book of Manners, in 1962 and continued until she passed away in 1988. She wrote over forty books, twelve of which are Amelia Bedelia series books. After Parish¿s death, her nephew took over writing Amelia Bedelia books, he has published three so far.