Amelia Bedelia and the Baby (I Can Read Level 2)

by Peggy Parish

Other authorsLynn Sweat (Illustrator)
Paperback, 2004


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EZ-2 P



Greenwillow Books (2004), 64 pages


Amelia Bedelia follows to the letter the list of instructions for looking after the Lanes' baby.

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LibraryThing member annajamieson
Amelia Bedelia and the Baby by Peggy Parish is one of the stories from the Amelia Bedelia series in which Amelia babysits her friend's baby. The story is a very funny one because Amelia Bedelia gets very confused about her friend's instructions and does not act like a normal babysitter. This is a
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great book for beginning readers because it is simple enough but harder than a regular picture book. This transition book does include colorful pictures to go along with the text, which is great for young readers. It is a book that children will enjoy reading because it will make them laugh at Amelia Bedelia's crazy way of thinking.
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LibraryThing member tmarks
Amelia Bedelia is at it again, this time she is babysitting, and she gets everything mixed up!
LibraryThing member phyllistinefoster
Amelia Bedelia and the Baby is a book about a lady name Amelia who goes over to babysit Mrs. Lane's baby. She is given a list of times and things to do with the baby during that time. Instead Amelia thinks it is a schedule of what she is suppose to be doing for herself. She follows the shedule to
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the tee. when the baby's parents return mrs. Lane is outraged because Amelia has given the baby catsup and strawberry tarts. Mr. Lane tries the tarts and finds that they are delicious and meanwhile the baby begins to cry for Amelia. Mrs. lane realizes Amelia is not so bad after all and invites her to come back to babysit again.

I enjoyed this book. It was very funny and it made me laugh from beginning to end.

This book can be read while children are playing house. During discussion can ask the childern to talk about instances they have had with their babysitter, and they can draw picture of their younger siblingsd.
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LibraryThing member kacu04
This book is about a woman who usually babysits children but gets asked to babysit a baby. She said she does not know how, but ends up babysitting the baby anyways. She has a list to go by and takes the list to heart. She then does things like plays with toys herself. She does a good job at
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babysitting the baby and gets asked to come back.

This book was cute and funny. I thought the pictures went really well with the story. This book was a good book to read to a classroom and even easy to read.

This would be a good book to refer to a child to read if they have a new baby sister or brother. This book could make having a new baby brother or sister funny.
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LibraryThing member HeatherSwinford
Amelia Bedelia is once again seen in her literal translation of the meaning lists. It's a cute story of Amelia and her troubles. Children can enjoy the book and the character their parents loved when they were in elementary school.
LibraryThing member jaia
Amelia Bedelia is making as many mistakes as ever! This time, she is "babysitting": and we can all guess what mistake Amelia is sure to make! Her literal translations of every task keep young and old laughing.
LibraryThing member KellyBryan
I have always loved Amelia Bedeilia books and I believe this is a great book to read to children before bed. It is always fun to laugh with your child and watching her babysitting adventures is nothing but hilarious. I like that Peggy Parish uses illustrations to help capture all of Amelia's
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mishaps. Definitely a great read.

This would also be a great book to use in the classroom because of its humor. If it seems that all your kids are in a bad or cranky mood that day, you can liven it up with this babysitting adventure from Amelia Bedilia!
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LibraryThing member Bamulholland
I love the humor in Amelia Bedelia books. I think it is good for kids to be exposed to what happens when you literally do what someone asks, and you didn't understand the directions. These books allow for great opportunities to discuss vocabulary words with several different means
LibraryThing member sweetiegherkin
It’s my opinion that every kid’s library should have at least one Amelia Bedelia book, and this one was a particular favorite of mine growing up. In this book, the literal-minded Amelia tries her hand at babysitting and, as usual, misinterprets a number of her instructions. However, baby is
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safe and well at the end, and Amelia soothes all ruffled feathers with her excellent baking skills. Lynn Sweat’s illustrations, simple as they are, never fail to delight. I could be wrong, but it seems that Amelia Bedelia is one of those rare characters that transcend “boys’ books” and “girls’ books.”
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LibraryThing member morgantk
I love the humor in Amelia Bedelia books. I think it is good for kids to be exposed to what happens when you literally do what someone asks, and you didn't understand the directions. These books allow for great opportunities to discuss vocabulary words with several different means. A great resource
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for ELL students.
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LibraryThing member hccoble
This has been one of my favorite books since I was little. The hilarity of Amelia Bedelia doing exactly what she is told even when it is clearly the incorrect thing to do is entertaining. This writing style is by far my favorite.
LibraryThing member laurakurtz
This simple easy reader book is short and sweet: Amelia gets roped into taking care of a baby and finds that she does not know anything about it. As usual, she bakes a treat that wins over her employers, and of course the baby love sweet Amelia. The illustrations are fun and charming, line drawings
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that show movement and action. Great book!
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LibraryThing member DanielleHuslinger91
this is a book about Amelia Bedelia, and the first time she was a baby sitter. Amelia goes over to a friend's house to watch her daughter. The friend gives her a list of things to do with the baby. This would be a good book for 2nd-5th graders. I would use this book for independent reading. It
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would be good for students who are learning to read.
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LibraryThing member AshleyWheeler
Although Amelia has never babysat before, she gets left with a list of instructions and an infant. Hilarity ensues as she takes the instructions literally. The baby is fine, but the mother is beside herself when she returns!
LibraryThing member rem400
Amelia is a housemaid who is requested to babysit. She takes instructions very literal and misunderstands often.
Missy Lane is the baby that Amelia is babysitting and Mrs. Carter is the baby's mother.
Theme: silly, humor, babysitting, following instructions
Summary: Mrs. Carter leaves
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Amelia Bedelia to babysit along with specific instructions. Amelia interprets the instructions in the wrong way and lacks knowledge of babysitting. This story is humorous because of Amelia's attempts at the right bottle to give the baby, her desire to make a berry tart with the strawberries, and many other misunderstanding of directions.
Personal Recommendation: I love this book!! It is great for children. It is entertaining and applicable to teaching lessons about following directions. I think every child should read these!
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LibraryThing member msampsel
This book tells the story of a woman who takes care of a baby when she has never done so. It's very comical about the situations that she comes across and how she handles them.
LibraryThing member RuthFinnigan
I have heard of Amelia Bedelia stories, but never read one myself until now! It's a great book for young students learning to read, and very comical. The more advanced books are great for reading aloud!


Buckeye Children's & Teen Book Award (Nominee — Grades K-3 — 1984)
Grand Canyon Reader Award (Nominee — 1986)


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Physical description

64 p.; 6 inches


0060511052 / 9780060511050


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