Amelia Bedelia's first field trip

Herman Parish

Book - 2011

Amelia Bedelia goes with her class to visit a farm, where her literal-mindedness causes confusion along with some laughs.

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Genres
Picture books
Published
New York : Greenwillow Books 2011.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
Physical Description
p. cm
ISBN
9780061964138
0061964131
9780061964145
006196414X
Main Author
Herman Parish (-)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 1–3—When literal-minded little Amelia Bedelia goes on a class trip to Fairview Farm, she goes in search of the farmer's wife's "green thumb," "shakes her leg" when told to hurry, corrects a classmate who calls the rooster a "loudmouth" by saying it's a "loud beak," and pitches the lunch salad all over the farm when asked to toss it. Her imagination goes wild as she envisions the potatoes having eyes, the corn having ears, and the lettuce having heads. She wonders if the farmers will plant jelly beans along with all the other varieties. After a strenuous day, she looks forward to a refreshing swim in the "car pool." Amelia Bedelia's antics are well balanced by the insertion of interesting farm facts. This combination of humor and information makes for a enjoyable story. Lively, cartoon illustrations add a colorful splash to the hilarity. The farm-animal theme is sure to be popular with youngsters.—Corrina Austin, Locke's Public School, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada [Page 127]. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Long before she became America's favorite mixed-up housekeeper, Amelia Bedelia went with her class on a field trip to visit a farm, where her literal-mindedness caused confusion along with some laughs. 40,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

For almost fifty years, children have been reading about the hilarious adventures of Amelia Bedelia, the housekeeper so literal-minded she puts sponges in her sponge cake. Now, in a series of bestselling picture books, kids can discover what Amelia Bedelia was like when she was a little girl in elementary school. In Amelia Bedelia's First Field Trip, a picture book with exuberant, brightly colored illustrations, Amelia Bedelia is going on a field trip with her class. She expects to see, well, a field. To her delight, she and her classmates arrive at a working farm! Amelia has a great time, although mishaps and misunderstandings are unavoidable. Her confusion over a green thumb, runner beans, and ponytails will give readers the giggles.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

For almost fifty years, children have been reading about the hilarious adventures of Amelia Bedelia, the housekeeper so literal-minded she puts sponges in her sponge cake. Now, in a series of bestselling picture books, kids can discover what Amelia Bedelia was like when she was a little girl in elementary school. In Amelia Bedelia’s First Field Trip, a picture book with exuberant, brightly colored illustrations, Amelia Bedelia is going on a field trip with her class. She expects to see, well, a field. To her delight, she and her classmates arrive at a working farm! Amelia has a great time, although mishaps and misunderstandings are unavoidable. Her confusion over a green thumb, runner beans, and ponytails will give readers the giggles.