Amelia Bedelia

Written by Peggy Parish • Illustrated by Fritz Siebel

Reviewed by Amanda R (age 9)

The book, "Thank You Amelia Bedelia" was funny and interesting because Amelia Bedelia would do the opposite of what everybody says. In this book there is a girl named Amelia Bedelia, who is very funny. If you tell her to do something she would do it exactly how you say it, but a little bit different than how you want it to be done. There are four characters in this book. The main character is Amelia Bedelia who lives with Mr. and Ms. Rogers. The fourth character is great Aunt Myra who comes to visit. Amelia is there to help out with the chores in Mr. and Mrs. Rogers house. Mr. and Mrs. Rogers are married.

Mr. and Mrs. Rogers get mad in the story because they told Amelia what to do, but she did not do the right things. Aunt Myra came to visit, and she was very hungry so they ate apple pie. The lesson of the book is to check on what people say so that you understand exactly what you're supposed to do.

I like this book because it makes me laugh. I like how she does stuff funny. My favorite part is when Mrs. Rogers said to string the beans. Amelia Bedelia really got string and tied the beans with string!

I recommend this book to kids under first grade because I think kids would laugh and giggle because she does the funniest things, like separate the eggs in different places of the house!

Amanda R is a member in Page Turners After School Program / Rauschenbusch Center's Page Turners' Book Club (2009-2010)