Amelia Bedelia and Her Wacky World Boxed Set: Amelia Bedelia and the Baby; Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping; Amelia Bedelia Helps Out; Good Work, Amelia Bedelia

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Harpercollins Childrens Books, Aug 1, 1990 - Baby sitters
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User Review  - DanielleSt - LibraryThing

Amelia Bedelia is a hired worker who makes many mistakes by taking things too literally. Full of idioms and play on words, such as making a sponge cake out of a sponge or "drawing" drapes with a pen, kids will love this book and learn things about the English language and phrasing as they read. Read full review

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User Review  - C.Martinez - LibraryThing

Amelia Bedilia is a fun hearted book about a girl that takes everything literal. As she goes through he first day of school everyone really likes her because she is quirky. It teaches us that you can be different and people will still like you. Read full review

About the author (1990)

Peggy Parish was born in Manning, South Carolina on July 14, 1927. She attended the University of South Carolina and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. While visiting her brother in Kentucky, Parish was persuaded to enter the teaching profession. After teaching creative dancing to young children, she moved to Oklahoma and taught third grade in the Panhandle, in addition to teaching dance and producing community shows. Parish's first book, My Golden Book of Manners, was published in 1961, followed by Let's Be Indians in 1962. A parent of one of the students, who was an editor of adult books, found out she was trying to break into the writing field and introduced her to an editor at Harper who helped improve her skills as a storyteller. This, of course, led to her biggest breakthrough, the creation of Amelia Bedelia in 1963. Parish eventually wrote 11 more Amelia Bedelia books as well as a number of mystery novels, and arts and crafts books. Among these other titles are Haunted House, Dinosaur Time, The Chimp That Went to School and Let's Celebrate: Holiday Decorations You Can Make. In addition to writing books, Parish did television pieces on preschool education and children's books, wrote book review columns and led a number of in-service training workshops for teachers. Parish died of an aneurysm on November 19, 1988. Her nephew, Herman Parish, continues to recreate new titles in the Amelia Bedelia series.

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