Thursday, November 19, 2009
Amelia Bedelia's First Day of School by Herman Parish, illustrated by Lynne Avril
Amelia Bedelia is most excited for her first day of school. As she goes about her day, she manages to misunderstand what is going on...from "hopping on the bus," to "tickling the clay," even "jumping rope!"
What I Thought:
When I saw and advertisement for this new series of Amelia Bedelia as a child, I literally jumped for joy. I loved the original Amelia Bedelia books am excited for a new set for a new generation. Though I know the original series, where Amelia is a nanny, are still quite popular.
What is so entertaining about the original books, and this one as well is how Amelia takes everything so literally. And it's so funny to see her tweet like a bird during music time when the teacher says they will "sing like birds today," or literally glue herself to the seat when the teacher says "please glue yourself to your seat."
This book is in more of a traditional picture book format where as the originals are more in a first/easy reader format with the smaller size.
The illustrations are bright and cheerful, perfect for this story.
A great book that should bring lots of giggles.
Want to see more? Check it out on Amazon: Amelia Bedelia's First Day of School by Herman Parish, illustrated by Lynne Avril.
Reviewed from a library copy.