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Title:
Amelia Bedelia under construction
ISBN:
9780060843441

9780060843458

9781428749702

9780060843465
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Greenwillow Books, ©2006.
Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
When Amelia Bedelia babysits for the Hardy family, she becomes involved in some unexpected remodeling of their house.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.6 0.5 119698.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.3 2 Quiz: 40403 Guided reading level: L.
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Summary

Summary

Who adds marble countertops,

and sands the deck?

Caution!

Amelia Bedelia is in charge!


Author Notes

Children's book author Herman Parish is the nephew of Peggy Parish, the creator of the beloved Amelia Bedelia series. After his aunt died in 1988, he decided to continue Amelia's adventures himself and has since published more than a dozen stories featuring the comical housekeeper. Parish is a popular speaker in libraries and schools throughout the United States.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-Mrs. Hardy is expecting an "addition" and asks Amelia Bedelia to babysit for her children while she goes to the doctor. Then workers from a construction company stop to ask Amelia for directions and Amelia looks at the address, gets the numbers backward, and convinces the workers that they were sent to build an "addition" on the Hardy family's house. The literal woman and the children start to "help" the construction workers, and it's all downhill from there. The text is a bit wordy for beginning readers and the story line is somewhat confusing. A few of the terms may be a little difficult to grasp (such as the concept of a "marble-top counter" and a "walk-in closet"). The cartoon illustrations help clarify some of Amelia Bedelia's mix-ups, but others will need explanation. Still, fans of the series will enjoy this title.-Bobbee Pennington, Bryan Public Library, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Horn Book Review

The perennially literal-minded maid Amelia Bedelia's unique interpretations of, among other phrases, ""breaking ground"" and ""sanding the deck,"" are scattered throughout this tale of misunderstanding during a home renovation. Artful writing is a casualty of the series's need to accommodate as many Amelia-style blunders as possible, but readers will only remember the word-play jokes complemented by Sweat's deadpan art. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.


Booklist Review

K-Gr. 2. When Mrs. Hardy leaves Amelia Bedelia in charge of her house and two children, she opens the door for misunderstandings and mishaps. What other babysitter would convince a passing construction crew to break ground for an addition on the house, then put everything right with her irresistible combination of goodwill and lemon meringue pie? Children may need help in making sense of the wordplay (bored meeting for board meeting ), but Sweat's cheerful color-washed ink drawings clarify some ideas visually, and everything is explained in the end. Recommended for beginning readers who just can't get enough of the mistress of misunderstandings. --Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2006 Booklist