The Amelia Bedelia series is a classic for young readers. Amelia Bedelia, the housekeeper and main character in the series, interprets directions and words literally. When her boss, Mrs. Rogers, instructs Amelia to “draw the drapes when the sun comes in,” Amelia pulls out her paper and pencil and completes a sketch. Although Amelia makes Mrs. and Mr. Rogers upset time and time again, she wins their heart with her true talent: baking delicious desserts. Through Amelia Bedelia’s unusual but sincere blunders and interpretations, the Amelia Bedelia series demonstrates the intricacies of the English language and gives children confidence in reading with humor and vocabulary that suits their level. The Amelia Bedelia series is great for the child who is just beginning to read, and for the child who has not yet learned to read but can enjoy the humor in the lap of an adult.


Series includes Amelia Bedelia; Thank You, Amelia Bedelia; Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise Shower; Come Back, Amelia Bedelia; Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia, and more!

Illustrated by Fritz Siebel.

Published 1963, HarperCollins Publishers