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 Amelia Bedelia means business (Amelia Bedelia chapter books)
 Author: Parish, Herman

 Publisher:  Greenwillow Books (2013)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 149 p., ill., 21 cm.

 BTSB No: 699621 ISBN: 9780062094971
 Ages: 7-10 Grades: 2-5

 Money-making projects -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $21.18

#1--Young Amelia Bedelia will do almost anything for a shiny new bicycle. Her parents say they'll split the cost with her, and that means Amelia Bedelia needs to put the pedal to the metal and earn some dough! With Amelia Bedelia anything can happen, and it usually does.

 Illustrator: Avril, Lynne

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.90
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 158136
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 3.70
   Points: 5.0   Quiz: 60695

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 2 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 3 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
   Grade 4 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Key Ideas & Details

   School Library Journal (04/01/13)
   Booklist (03/15/13)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 03/15/2013 Incorporating wordplay, puns, and humor, the first title in the new Amelia Bedelia Chapter Books series brings Peggy Parish’s classic character, here school-age, to a slightly older audience—courtesy of her nephew, Herman Parish. After seeing snarky classmate Kaite-Lynne’s fancy new bike, Amelia Bedelia wants one, too, but earning money isn’t easy. An apprentice-waitressing opportunity goes awry when a hurried customer requests, Bring me a piece of pie—and step on it! and well-meaning but ever-literal-minded Amelia Bedelia does both, with messy results. Her lemonade stand’s locale and festive sign (Lots of Lemons) garners attention, but it’s not the kind of publicity a used-car-lot owner appreciates. But, ultimately, and happily, there are silver linings, too. With the spirit and flair that epitomized the original character, Amelia Bedelia’s an earnest, appealing protagonist whose interpretations—and inadvertent misinterpretations—often lead to a great hullabaloo. Although the wordplay is occasionally challenging (e.g. like understanding lemon in reference to a car, or the idiom Cut the mustard) this is an enjoyable, entertaining read. Final illustrations not seen. - Copyright 2013 Booklist.

School Library Journal - 04/01/2013 Gr 2–4—Beginning chapter-book readers can meet the young Amelia Bedelia and enjoy her literal take on the world around her. In Business, the homophonic-challenged girl is looking for ways to earn money for a new bike. She encounters all sorts of mayhem as she helps out at the local diner, sells stolen flowers, has a run-in with the local police, and tries her luck selling drinks at her lemonade sit. (After all why should customers have to stand?) Wordplay abounds as Amelia "steps on it," splattering pie on a customer at a diner and taking each word to heart. Her parents are helpful in explaining meanings to her, but readers will laugh out loud as she navigates her way through a variety of business opportunities. In Unleashed, Amelia Bedelia searches for the perfect puppy. Her parents encourage her to learn about different breeds by helping her neighbor with her dog-walking business. While out walking several of the dogs, Amelia meets her friend Charlie and his pedigreed poodle. He invites her to help get Pierre "show ready" with a bath and coat trim. Things go badly awry, and the two friends have two hours to find the dog and figure out a way to fix his coat in time for the show. In both books, the illustrations bring the characters and plot to the forefront, and well-designed drawings provide reluctant readers with dynamic and whimsical visual cues. Rendered in gouache and black pencil, the artwork splashes across the pages. Sure to be favorites on the early chapter-book shelves.—Melissa Smith, Royal Oak Public Library, MI - Copyright 2013 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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