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Amelia Bedelia Unleashed by Herman Parish
Series: Amelia Bedelia
Genre: Juvenile Fiction / Humorous Stories
Ages 6 to 10, Grades 1 to 5
Pages: 160 Hardcover
Date Published: January 29th, 2013
Publisher: Greenwillow Books, HarperCollins
Amelia Bedelia makes her chapter book debut! In Amelia Bedelia Unleashed, the second book in the new chapter book series, young Amelia Bedelia goes to the dogs and discovers why they are man’s (and girl’s) best friends. 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.
[Young!!] Amelia Bedelia has chapter books! Amelia Bedelia Means Business is the first followed by this one, Amelia Bedelia Unleashed. I cannot wait to see the third and fourth ones to come later. Very cute and fun. Of course funny. I like this one better than the first. Also love the mentions back to the first one, fun to spot if you’ve read both. Yet at the same time you could read this one alone. Take a stressful situation and make it fun and different. Seems to be young Amelia Bedelia’s talent.
I love the format of this jacket-less hardcover book. They feel so good in hand and seem to be a high quality that will last a long time. So far I’ve seen similar format for both Amelia Bedelia chapter books as well as Fancy Nancy, Nancy Clancy chapter books, and Charlotte’s Web (2012 Anniversary ed). I’ve only seen the listing called hardcover, but I wish I knew if there were something special to call it, because I’d love to line my shelves with more books formatted like this. I’m delighted to have chapter books for very beginning readers like this, and if they had a jacket it would be too difficult to hold and manage for the youngest readers. I even know adults who dislike holding a jacketed hardcover due to it’s misbehavior, so this beautiful format is awesome and highly recommended.
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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 be writing this beginning reader’s series about the young Amelia Bedelia. You can visit him online at www.ameliabedeliabooks.com.