Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Amelia Bedelia's First Apple Pie

 Amelia Bedelia is back!  And this time author Herman Parish (nephew of Peggy Parish, Ameia Bedelia's creator) and illustrator Lynne Avril revised Peggy Parish's classic character from an I Can Read book into a picture book.  Parish and Avril present Amelia Bedelia's beginnings as a young girl eager to experience life and intent to confuse word denotations, thus preserving the humor of Amelia Bedelia.  Jump into fall with Amelia Bedelia (Isn't that just a fun name to say?  I love reading it aloud, too!) in Amelia Bedelia's First Apple Pie (c. 2010).  You can imagine the catastrophic possibilites with Amelia Bedelia visiting a farmer's market . . . to purchase "Granny Smith" apples . . . to take back to Grandma . . . to bake a pie.  Typically Amelia Bedelia saves the day in spite of her unperceptive mishaps, see how Parish and Avril conclude this tale.

Note:  I personally prefer reading or hearing the original I Can Read mishaps of Amelia Bedelia.  However, the kids seemed to enjoy the update better.  To each their own!

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