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These are stories in which a well-intentioned character takes instructions too literally- usually with comical results. (Also known as literal language stories.) The Amelia Bedelia series is a prime example of “noodlehead” storytelling.
Call Number: PIC SAL 2002
Publication Date: 2002-08-01
Who's Epossumondas? Why, he's his mama's and his auntie's sweet little patootie, that's who. He's also the silliest, most lovable, most muddleheaded possum south of the Mason-Dixon line! Better choose your words wisely when he's around, 'cause otherwise you never knowwhat you'll get. Epossumondas just might bring you a fist full of crumbs, or a soaking wet puppy, or a scruffy wad of bread--oh, you just wouldn't believe it! Renowned storyteller Coleen Salley and Caldecott Honor illustrator Janet Stevens team up for this outrageous twist on the Southern story of the noodlehead who takes everythingway too literally. (Or is that Epossumondas just pulling his mama's leg?)
Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book #8: Amelia Bedelia Dances Off by
Call Number: BEG PAR 2015
Publication Date: 2015-10-20
In the eighth chapter book in the New York Times-bestselling series, Amelia Bedelia puts on her dancing shoes and dances up a storm! The Amelia Bedelia chapter books have sold more than one million copies and feature funny family and friendship stories with lots of wordplay just right for fans of Judy Moody and Ivy & Bean. All of Amelia Bedelia's friends love to dance. She has friends who are ballerinas, friends who do modern dance, and friends who tap. But Amelia Bedelia isn't sure what kind of dance is right for her. After all, if she is going to dance to a particular tune, she'd like it to be her own! Amelia Bedelia's funny search for the perfect dance fit involves friends, family, teachers, and pets, and it will have readers dancing on air! The Amelia Bedelia chapter books star Amelia Bedelia as a young girl, are great for building vocabulary, and feature a guide to some of the idioms and expressions introduced in the story.
Amelia Bedelia's First Apple Pie by
Call Number: PIC PAR 2010
Publication Date: 2010-07-27
Amelia Bedelia is sure she will love everything about autumn. The colorful trees Jumping in the leaves Apples, apples, apples Warm apple pie Fun family projects Amelia Bedelia can't wait. What could be better? Autumn! Hooray for apples and fall!
Amelia Bedelia Talks Turkey by
Call Number: BEG PAR 2008
Publication Date: 2008-08-26
When Amelia Bedelia is put in charge of the school Thanksgiving pageant, things are bound to get a little mixed up. After all, she thinks roles are a type of bread, the dressing room is where the turkey's stuffing goes, and that a cast party happens after you've followed a well-wisher's command to "break a leg!" Will Amelia Bedelia bring the house down . . . literally? Let's all give thanks for another hilarious Amelia Bedelia episode!
Amelia Bedelia, Bookworm by
Call Number: BEG PAR 2005
Publication Date: 2003-08-12
Learn to read with the classic Amelia Bedelia! Ever since Amelia Bedelia made her debut in 1963, young readers have been laughing out loud at the antics of this literal-minded but charming housekeeper. Amelia Bedelia is helping out at the library! She may not know the difference between a stegosaurus and a thesaurus, but Amelia Bedelia will go to any lengths to make reading fun. This Level 2 I Can Read is perfect for kids who read on their own but still need a little help. "No child can resist Amelia [Bedelia] and her literal trips through the minefield of the English language--and no adult can fail to notice that she's usually right when she's wrong."--The New York Times Book Review
Amelia Bedelia by
Call Number: BEG PAR 1992
Publication Date: 1992-09-30
Ever since Amelia Bedelia made her debut almost thirty years ago, young readers have been laughing out loud at the antics of this literal-minded but charming housekeeper. From dressing the chicken to drawing the drapes, Amelia Bedelia merrily does exactly what Mr. and Mrs. Rogers tell her to do. But even when things get a bit mixed up in the process, Amelia Bedelia always finds a way to make everything turn out perfectly in the end. Peggy Parish's beloved classic is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help. Through Amelia Bedelia's hilarious adventures, kids learn the difference between literal and nonliteral language and begin to grasp wordplay. Supports the Common Core Learning Standards.