Good work, Amelia Bedelia

Peggy Parish

Book - 1976

Literal-minded Amelia Bedelia does household chores and gets dinner ready.

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Readers (Publications)
New York : Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins c1976.
Main Author
Peggy Parish (-)
Other Authors
Lynn Sweat (illustrator)
Physical Description
56 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm
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Review by Kirkus Book Review

Few of us are at our best in the morning, and as the familiar literal-minded housemaid's day begins it seems that her creator is no wider awake than Amelia. Even a six-year-old would groan at the predictability of Amelia's response to Mr. Roger's ""Go fly a kite""--and this after she has served him a raw egg for breakfast, because ""you didn't say to cook it."" However, she soon hits her accustomed bulldozing stride, ""potting"" the plants in all of Mrs. Rogers' cooking pots, hoisting the bread to help it ""rise,"" cutting up a sponge for guess what kind of cake, and at last serving the master and mistress dried corn because ""you said chicken dinner. That's what chickens have for dinner."" Amelia's latest incarnation by Lynn Sweat has the appearance of an eager au pair, and though it's increasingly obvious that the maid's best work was done way back when (as Fritz Siebel's frump), there are others besides the Rogers who find reasons to keep putting up with her. Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

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