Amelia Bedelia Means Business by Herman Parish
Illustrated by Lynne Avril
Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book, #1
Genre: Juvenile Fiction / Humorous Stories
Ages 6 to 10, Grades 1 to 5
Pages: 160 Hardcover/Paperback/eBook
Date Published: January 29th, 2013
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Amelia Bedelia, America’s favorite literal-minded housekeeper, is turning fifty! The Amelia Bedelia books have sold more than 35 million copies since 1963. Hearty congratulations to Amelia Bedelia-and long may she reign!
Amelia Bedelia makes her chapter book debut! In Amelia Bedelia: Means Business, the first book in the new chapter book series, young Amelia Bedelia will do almost anything for a shiny new bicycle. Her parents say they’ll split the cost with her, and that means Amelia Bedelia needs to put the pedal to the metal and earn some dough! With Amelia Bedelia anything can happen, and it usually does. Short, fast-paced chapters, tons of friends and funny situations, and black-and-white illustrations by Lynne Avril on every page make the Amelia Bedelia chapter books an ideal choice for readers of the Ivy and Bean, Magic Tree House, and Judy Moody books.
Definitely gotta love Amelia Bedelia and her way with words and literalism. Now to be able to have her in early chapter books is just fabulous. What could be better for early readers to really push their vocabulary in learning how things mean more than just one concept. Amelia Bedelia Means Business is the first chapter book for Amelia Bedelia soon to be followed by Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book #2: Amelia Bedelia Unleashed. It’s tons of fun! Reading out loud or alone, it is sure to promote giggles and grins. It’s educational for words, but it is also good in influencing children to earn something for themselves as well as making friends. I’m delighted with this first jump for Amelia Bedelia and I am sure that this is a great start to her novel anniversary!
*Thanks to HarperCollins for providing an ARC for review. I enjoyed the writing in the advanced copy and the sample artwork was cute. I really look forward to seeing the final product as I’m sure it will be adorable and fun!*
Herman Parish was in the fourth grade when his aunt, Peggy Parish, wrote the first Amelia Bedelia book. Peggy passed away in 1988. Since then, Herman has continued the classic character with many more books. He is delighted to introduce this new chapter book series about the young Amelia Bedelia. You can visit him at www.ameliabedeliabooks.com.