Friday, July 10, 2015
Amelia Bedelia Cleans up by Herman Parish — ADVISABLE
Amelia Bedelia and her friends clean up a vacant lot in order to build a clubhouse, but once the lot is neat, its owner decides to implement a few plans of her own. With an eye-catching cover, plenty of illustrations, and a generous font size, this makes a good early chapter book. The plot itself is a bit absurd in spots, but many readers have come to expect that from Amelia Bedelia books. It’s amusing when Amelia takes so many clichés literally, although a few are obscure enough to be unfamiliar to some students, and those might require a little explanation from an adult. While this one stands on its own okay, it would likely make more sense when read after the first five in the series.
EL (K-3) — ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Caryn