Amelia Bedelia

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Harper Collins, Aug 30, 1992 - Juvenile Fiction - 64 pages
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Amelia Bedelia, the housekeeper with a literal mind, merrily upsets the household when she "dresses" the chicken and "trims" the steak with ribbons and lace.

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I love the comedy of simple instructions. - LibraryThing
The illustrations are also good. - LibraryThing
The illustrations add so much to the story. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - jthuro1 - LibraryThing

A very funny and quirky story that relies heavily on duel meanings of different phrases such as "dust the curtains" or "draw the blinds". This book shows the value of meaning well and having a good ... Read full review

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User Review  - AlyssaScruggs - LibraryThing

This is a quirky story about a maid who doesn't always understand the sensible meaning to her chores. She takes instruction such as: "Dust the Furniture" to literally mean put dust on the furniture ... Read full review

About the author (1992)

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.

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