Amelia Bedelia and the Baby

Amelia Bedelia and the Baby

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Learn to read with the classic Amelia Bedelia! Ever since Amelia Bedelia made her debut in 1963, young readers have been laughing out loud at the antics of this literal-minded but charming housekeeper.

Amelia Bedelia says, "I don't know a thing about babies," so she has her hands full when she takes care of Mrs. Lane's baby. As usual, everyone’s favorite quirky housekeeper mixes things up, but she also wins the heart of her newest and youngest fan. This Level 2 I Can Read is perfect for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.

"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."—The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780688003210
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/01/1981
Series: Amelia Bedelia Series
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 8.37(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 5 - 7 Years

About 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) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
laurakurtz on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This simple easy reader book is short and sweet: Amelia gets roped into taking care of a baby and finds that she does not know anything about it. As usual, she bakes a treat that wins over her employers, and of course the baby love sweet Amelia. The illustrations are fun and charming, line drawings that show movement and action. Great book!
sweetiegherkin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It¿s my opinion that every kid¿s library should have at least one Amelia Bedelia book, and this one was a particular favorite of mine growing up. In this book, the literal-minded Amelia tries her hand at babysitting and, as usual, misinterprets a number of her instructions. However, baby is safe and well at the end, and Amelia soothes all ruffled feathers with her excellent baking skills. Lynn Sweat¿s illustrations, simple as they are, never fail to delight. I could be wrong, but it seems that Amelia Bedelia is one of those rare characters that transcend ¿boys¿ books¿ and ¿girls¿ books.¿
HeatherSwinford on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Amelia Bedelia is once again seen in her literal translation of the meaning lists. It's a cute story of Amelia and her troubles. Children can enjoy the book and the character their parents loved when they were in elementary school.
phyllistinefoster on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Amelia Bedelia and the Baby is a book about a lady name Amelia who goes over to babysit Mrs. Lane's baby. She is given a list of times and things to do with the baby during that time. Instead Amelia thinks it is a schedule of what she is suppose to be doing for herself. She follows the shedule to the tee. when the baby's parents return mrs. Lane is outraged because Amelia has given the baby catsup and strawberry tarts. Mr. Lane tries the tarts and finds that they are delicious and meanwhile the baby begins to cry for Amelia. Mrs. lane realizes Amelia is not so bad after all and invites her to come back to babysit again.I enjoyed this book. It was very funny and it made me laugh from beginning to end.This book can be read while children are playing house. During discussion can ask the childern to talk about instances they have had with their babysitter, and they can draw picture of their younger siblingsd.
tmarks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Amelia Bedelia is at it again, this time she is babysitting, and she gets everything mixed up!
KellyBryan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have always loved Amelia Bedeilia books and I believe this is a great book to read to children before bed. It is always fun to laugh with your child and watching her babysitting adventures is nothing but hilarious. I like that Peggy Parish uses illustrations to help capture all of Amelia's mishaps. Definitely a great read.This would also be a great book to use in the classroom because of its humor. If it seems that all your kids are in a bad or cranky mood that day, you can liven it up with this babysitting adventure from Amelia Bedilia!
Bamulholland on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love the humor in Amelia Bedelia books. I think it is good for kids to be exposed to what happens when you literally do what someone asks, and you didn't understand the directions. These books allow for great opportunities to discuss vocabulary words with several different means
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.