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Parish, Peggy
Amelia Bedelia is left to do housework and she does it in her own style. When the Rogers family returns they almost fire her until they taste her lemon meringue pie!

Parish, Peggy
Amelia Bedelia always seems to take everything literally. This only leads to chaos as well as laughter as Amelia Bedelia helps prepare for a surprise bridal shower. From pruning the hedges by placing prunes on the hedges, to icing the fish by covering them in chocolate icing, well-intentioned Amelia causes quite a commotion. After hosing down the guest of honor as part of the shower, Amelia turns the entire party into a disaster, but at least all of the guests leave in laughter.

Parish, Peggy
Amelia Bedielia follows exact instructions given to her on a camping trip, including rowing boats and pitching the tent.

Parish, Peggy
Amelia Bedelia and her niece go to help Miss Emma get ready for a lunch party. Miss Emma asks them to weed the garden, give the chickens scraps, stake her bean plants and various other things. Amelia misunderstands her wishes by taking them literally and mixes everything up.

Parish, Peggy
Amelia goes to a different employer each day, but she always gets fired. Amelia does not understand because she is just doing what they ask, but she is taking what they say too literally.

Shields, Carol Diggory
Food takes on a whole new perspective with a play on words. A steady rhythm is evident and the food springs to life. Makes you wonder what really happens when that refrigerator door closes.

Parish, Herman
Amelia Bedelia is a maid who is not quite together. She misunderstands everything she is told to do, always with hysterical results. What will happen if Mr. Rogers lets her test drive his car?

Perry, Sarah
This imaginative book takes you through different If... scenerios that will help you think and learn about new situations.

Parish, Peggy
Amelia Bedelia has lots of work to do for the Rogers family before Aunt Myra comes for Christmas. Once again she gets things mixed up. She is so cheerful, though, that it is a nice Christmas after all.

Parish, Peggy
Amelia Bedelia fills in for a sick boy on a baseball team. She has never played baseball, so the team tries to teach her. She cannot seem to play any position correctly.

Parish, Peggy
Amelia Bedelia goes to the school to give the principal a message and ends up teaching for the day. She follows the teachers directions in an unusual way. The teacher and the kids both enjoy her, especially her taffy apples she gives as a treat.

Parish, Peggy
Amelia Bedelia works as a maid for the Rogers and she is always gets things mixed up. For example, she removes spots in Mrs. Roger's dress by cutting them out. In the end, she makes a hot apple pie which impresses the family despite her mistakes.