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Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping by Peggy Parish

Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping (original 1985; edition 1985)

by Peggy Parish, Lynn Sweat (Illustrator)

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Title:Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping
Authors:Peggy Parish
Other authors:Lynn Sweat (Illustrator)
Info:Greenwillow Books (1985), Hardcover, 56 pages
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Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping by Peggy Parish (1985)



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This Amelia Bedelia book, just like most of them, is filled with idioms and is humorous for children. Reading these books I didn't find it to humorous, but I know children will enjoy them. If I implemented these books in my classroom it would strictly be used for teaching idioms. I would also do cause and effect lessons with the books. When reading these books, I was focused on the vocabulary used and found lots of activities on vocabulary and also t-charts on what the phrase really means and what Amelia Bedelia thought it meant. Such as, pitch a tent, catch a fish, and hit the road. ( )
  CasieBelaire | Nov 7, 2015 |
The Rogers family takes their housekeeper camping. Hilarious misunderstandings that students enjoy about literal versus abstract meanings. Any students who have experience with camping and outdoor recreations will especially enjoy the story.
  Amyinalaska | Jul 28, 2015 |
This realistic fictional book tells the story of Amelia Bedelia experiencing the great outdoors for the first time. Amelia Bedelia is not your typical house maid. She struggles with following directions because she takes everything so literal. When they were heading off to hit the road, she took a stick and actually hit the road. She was told to put the coffee on the fire and she actually poured the coffee into the BBQ. She was told she needed the tent stakes and she took three steaks and put them in shapes of the tent. Although Amelia struggled with many things for the great outdoors, she realized she really does love camping. ( )
  BayleeWestrick | Apr 6, 2015 |
Amelia went camping with Mr. and Mrs. Rogers. Amelia is excited. First, they eat chocolate chip cookies, which were chocolate cookie made with an entire bag of potato chips. When they went fishing, Amelia jumped into the water and caught a fish. Much to Mr. Rogers displeasure, she let it go. Mr. Rogers then sent Amelia to back to the camp site to start a fire with pine cones and put on some coffee. Amelia sat and waited for the pine cones to light on fire themselves, and when it didn't happen, she put some coffee on them. Amelia wanted to surprise Mr. Rogers by pitching the tent, so she threw it into the bushed. Amelia continues to mix up literal and figurative meanings and frustrating the Rogers, but in the end, Amelia prepares a delicious feast and the three happily celebrate Mr. Rogers birthday. (Realistic Fiction)
  apoffenroth13 | Mar 16, 2015 |
I loved this lively and humorous contemporary fiction picture book. It is about a confused housekeeper named Amelia Bedelia who takes everything literally. She went camping for the first time with Mr. Rogers and attempts to follow his orders, but doesn’t exactly get anything right. This story is packed with engaging dialogue and illustrations that really enhance the humor in the story, making it a fun read. For instance, prior to starting the camping adventure Mr. Rogers says to Amelia, “It’s time to hit the road,” so Amelia Bedelia “picked up a stick. And she hit the road,” (10). Furthermore, Mr. Rogers asked Amelia to pitch the tent, so she threw the tent as far away as possible and it landed in the bushes. The illustrations show Amelia’s excitement as the tent skyrockets through the air, and Mr. Rogers’s frustration when he discovers what she did. In essence, the main idea of the story is that Amelia Bedelia doesn’t exactly understand Mr. Roger’s vocabulary usage and seems to interpret everything exactly how he says it, which is a lesson in itself about idioms. ( )
  akoches | Feb 23, 2015 |
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Camp Out

Amelia Bedelia has never been camping in the great outdoors before. She's trying her best to do exactly as she's told, but pitching a tent is not the same as throwing it into the bushes, and catching a fish with your bare hands isn't easy. As usual, the mixed-up housekeeper makes this camping trip one hugely entertaining adventure.

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As always, Amelia Bedelia follows exactly the instructions given to her on a camping trip, including pitching a tent and rowing boats.

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