64 pages, 9.13 × 6.13 × 0.19 in
August 20, 1992
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0064441555
ISBN - 13: 9780064441551
From the Publisher
Amelia Bedelia, the housekeeper with a literal mind, merrily upsets the household when she "dresses" the chicken and "trims" the steak with ribbons and lace.
About the Author
Peggy Parish wrote many popular books for children, several featuring her most famous character, Amelia Bedelia, who first appeared in 1963. Peggy Parish died in November 1988.
From Our Editors
When Amelia Bedelia reports for her first day of work, Mr. and Mrs. Rogers can't be there to supervise, so they leave her a list of chores. The eager maid promises to do just what the list says ... and she means it! Amelia Bedelia takes things very literally: when asked to draw the drapes, she does a pretty good job with paper and pencil, despite a lack of artistic experience. When asked to dust the furniture, she sprinkles it with powder. When asked to dress the chicken for dinner, she makes it a pair of overalls. Amelia Bedelia's crazy interpretations infuriate Mrs. Rogers, but her job remains safe because she bakes a mean lemon meringue pie. A funny easy reader which will open discussion about the many double-meanings in the English language! Ages 6-8.
“A perfect blend of text and pictures spiced with humor.” (K.)