Calling Doctor Amelia Bedelia

by Herman Parish

Paperback, 2004



Local notes

R Par




Greenwillow Books (2004), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 64 pages


When the literal-minded Amelia Bedelia helps out at her doctor's office one busy day, nothing seems to go quite right until Amelia begins to treat the impatient patients.

Physical description

64 p.; 8.44 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member Kcarline143
Amelia takes another literal sense at the Docrors office.
LibraryThing member mdelaney03
Amelia Bedelia is up to no good again, but once again it is by accident. She goes to the doctor's office, and ends up becoming the secretary for a while. However, she has problems figuring out what the patients really want and keeps telling them the wrong things. Eventually everyone ends up showing
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up to the doctor's office really angry and just when it seems like everything is going to fall apart, the ice cream man comes and everyone is happy again.
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LibraryThing member enagreen
Amelia Bedelia gives hilarious insight into many double entendres that are used in our society. This book is incredibly entertaining and can be used to start conversations about word usage and different meanings for words and phrases. Amelia Bedelia books are great even just to have on hand in a
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classroom or at home for children. I remember reading them or having them read to me when I was young, and they had a lot to do with the development of my own love for reading.
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LibraryThing member gamermom2004
A cute series with a funny character that takes things literally to the point of hillarity. This story shows how Amelia Bedelia helps out at a local doctor's office. When you think things can't get any worse for her she turns things around.
LibraryThing member rdelamatre
Amelia Bedelia is an amusing, relatable character whose scrapes and dilemmas are readily comprehensible to children. In this volume she introduces kids to a variety of common idioms and sayings, illustrating what they mean literally and what they are "meant to mean". A great book for building
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figurative language.
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LibraryThing member NMkimdykstra
your personal response to the book:

I've always been a fan of Amelia Bedelia. She is always so misguided. In this book, she steps up to help out at a doctor's office which is a bit unrealistic, but still comical.

This book doesn't have a lot of multicultural implications, however, it does feature
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characters who from the illustrations are obviously members of varied races.

curricular connections (how you might use it with students in a classroom or school library) or programming connections (how you might use this book in a public library setting):

With my students, I've done units where we just read a bunch of Amelia Bedelia books. Really, second graders and up are the best candidates to read these books to because they take some interpretation.

I think it would be a good activity, to take just one section where Amelia Bedelia gets confused, and write what the person was trying to convey to her and draw a picture that goes along with that.
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LibraryThing member PaigeCostella
Amelia Bedelia goes to Dr. Horton for her doctors appointment. When she arrives the office is packed and the nurse asked Amelia if she would mind helping her. Amelia Bedelia agrees to help out, she answers the phones, takes temp. and puts patients in an examination room. Amelia upsets everyone that
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calls Dr. Hortons office, so they all come to the office to see what the problem is. When Mrs. Horton arrives she can not believe the mess Amelia Bedelia has caused. Amelia buys ice cream for the whole office and everyone forgives her.
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LibraryThing member ChantalBerho
This is a realistic fiction early chapter book for the primary grades. There are some illustrations, which are ink and wash. In this book, Amelia Bedelia is asked to help at her doctor's office while the doctor is away. She tries to answer the phone and take care of patients, but she takes
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everything literally, frustrating everyone around her. She thinks that drawing blood means to use a red crayon on paper, and she thinks that when someone says they are a "little hoarse," they are an animal. This book is full of silly things and Amelia Bedelia's famous antics.
This book characterizes Amelia Bedelia as a silly person with whom a lot of patience must be had. She not only dresses silly, she is messy and hardly makes any sense. The illustrations reinforce the words that characterize Amelia Bedelia, and this book retains her famous character.
This book is a good example of realistic fiction because although many of Amelia Bedelia's actions are outlandish, they are completely possible and are dealing with somewhat realistic situations. Amelia Bedelia might not have much common sense, but her literal thinking is not completely unrealistic.
Use: This book would be used for independent silent reading, a take home book for practice, or in small reading groups. It could also be used when talking about literal thinking and common sense.
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LibraryThing member MSittig
This book is great for students that are becoming a doctor or thinking about a career. No matter what anyone says in the doctors office Amelia Bedelia uses the nurse saying "treat" the patients as giving them ice cream. Amelia Bedelia as always comes out looking and acting like a hero! She is so
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entertaining to me as an adult because we end up having a better sense as to what Amelia Bedelia is trying to do in order to help the patients in the doctors office. You can always count on Amelia to make your students laugh in the classroom!
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LibraryThing member slbenne1
What has Amelia Bedelia gotten herself into this time? We follow Amelia to her doctor's office which is in need of help. Amelia answers phone calls and helps with patient's who are losing their patience. Her funny and entertaining misintepretations create a light-hearted good read. In the end, she
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puts a smile on everyone's face with her considerate demeanor and kind inentions.
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LibraryThing member epoche
Amelia Bedelia books are one of a kind stories. This story was about Amelia showing up at her doctor's office and because they were so busy she helped out with the patients herself. While trying to help out she misinterprets everything. My favorite example is when the nurse asked her to draw a
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little boy's blood and she tells the little boy to draw his own blood. She gives him a red marker and tells him to draw it on the big roll of paper. The reading level is probably around second grade. I read this book to my daughter, who is in second grade, and a lot of the humor she didn't get without me explaining it. So if I chose this book to read to a class I would keep that in mind.
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