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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
Collections:Your library
Tags:beginning reader, friends

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Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping by Peggy Parish (1985)



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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 [re[ares a delicious feast and the three happily celebrate Mr. Rogers birthday.
  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 |
In my opinion, this book is a good read for beginning readers. The plot is very creative and the main character, Amelia, is quite a person. She is entertaining and funny yet very helpful. I think students would fall in love with her personality quickly. Amelia tends to do the most outrageous things but in the end, the reader knows she means well. The purpose of this story was to encourage children to take on activities they have never done before like camping. ( )
  bigkristin | Dec 4, 2014 |
Amelia Bedelia is a kind and friendly housekeeper who takes almost everything literally. In this book, Amelia is going camping with Mr. Rogers and his wife. During the camping trip Amelia takes everything Mr. Rogers says very literally, which causes quite a lot of confusion, but they still have a fun trip filled with fishing and picnicking. This is an easy and fun read for young children. Amelia Bedlia is a funny and lovable character, it is fun to read about her mix ups and mistakes. ( )
  SMLawrence | Sep 25, 2014 |
  BRCSBooks | Sep 20, 2014 |
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"Hurry up, Amelia Bedelia," called Mr. Rogers.
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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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