Amelia Bedelia’s First Day of School by Herman Parish

IMG_0065Amelia Bedelia’s First Day of School

By: Herman Parish

I was at the bookstore for another purpose and saw this book and it brought me back to my youth. I LOVED Amelia Bedelia – I read her books a cajillion times and so I had to pick up this book and see if it was any good. Yes, yes it is. I really like this book because Amelia Bedelia isn’t scared, worried, frightened, about going to school she just goes and is excited to go.

The story lives up to an Amelia Bedelia story. It is just as goofy and silly as it could possibly be. She takes everything the teacher says literally and at one point ends up gluing herself to her seat!  This book is light hearted and fun and that is what makes it a wonderful story for your little getting ready for school. Now boy littles may not be as excited by this book as it does give off that girly vibe but hey its worth a try because it is just so silly you can’t help but love it!

IMG_0067This is less of an activity and more of a discussion that this book lends itself to really well. The book is chock a block full of metaphors and little figures of speech. Have a conversation with your little about what the Teacher says and what she really means by the figure of speech or metaphor. Try and come up with some metaphors with your little – ones they may have heard before and talk about why people say them instead of just being literal. I always think that metaphors and figures of speech make language more colorful and fun than just being literal all the time – who wants to be boring!

I hope you enjoy this book with your little! If your little loved this goofyness of Amelia Bedelia and is ready for easy chapter books (either you reading them or them reading on their own) check out the Amelia Bedelia series – they are a blast!

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