Amelia Bedelia, Cub Reporter by Herman Parish
Illustrated by Lynn Sweat
Genre: Juvenile Fiction / Readers – I Can Read! – Level 2
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
Pages: 64 Trade Paperback
Date Published: July 3, 2012
Publisher: Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s
Stop the presses! Amelia Bedelia volunteers at a school newspaper and helps the students slug copy, create briefs, and determine if their stories pass the cereal test in this classic Amelia Bedelia I Can Read Level 2 adventure.
When America’s favorite housekeeper joins the school newspaper as a cub reporter, chaos is sure to ensue. After all, what does a baby bear know about the news? But Amelia Bedelia, as always, is up to the task in this hilarious school story that features fact, fiction, and the byline of an iconic children’s book character who has sold more than 23 million books and counting!
Amelia Bedelia is always fun. I think this is the longest I Can Read! book I have seen so far at 64 pages but it is fun and entertainingly captivating that I think it will hold onto your emerging readers. Journey along with Amelia as she writes headlines for sensational stories. Great for vocabulary building and logic. It reminds me of the bloopers for church bulletins and signs, fun humorous with a twist of meaning. Right on par with Amelia Bedelia we know and love.
*Thanks to HarperCollins for providing a copy for review.*
Herman Parish, nephew of Peggy Parish, has written fifteen books for the series, as well as the best-selling picture books Amelia Bedelia’s First Day of School and Amelia Bedelia’s First Valentine. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey. You can visit him online at www.ameliabedeliabooks.com.