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Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise Shower

by Peggy Parish

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In my opinion this is a very fun, and entertaining book to read. I really like the writing of the book, as she uses a lot of figurative language but makes it easy for the readers to grasp the underlying meaning. For example, in one scene, the worker at the fish market instructed Amelia to “ice and scale the fish”. Instead of tail the scales off the fish and putting the fish in ice, Amelia put all the fish in a scale, and then proceeded to ice them with chocolate icing. I found myself laughing throughout the book. Another thing I liked was the plot. There is a rising action, when Amelia begins to prepare for the surprise party, and the reader starts to notice that all day Amelia has been doing everything wrong. There is a nice climax, when Amelia sprays the guest with the water hose because she thought that’s what a surprise shower meant, and a falling action and resolution when they all sit around the party table laughing about how funny the day has been. The main message off this story is, if something does not go as planned, you can always find a silver lining to the situation and if nothing else, you can laugh about it.
  Abeckl1 | Oct 21, 2015 |
In my opinion this book is a good read because, when you are reading it you can easily understand it, and it is very funny. The language is patterned so you know that something is about to happen next which makes it enjoyable. The writing is well paced and there isn't to much going on it is easy to follow along and understand why Amelia is doing what she’s doing. The big idea of this book is that Amelia make chocolate covered fish by accident but the guest think its funny and they leave laughing. ( )
  pbusto1 | Apr 1, 2015 |
Amelia just can't get it right! Mrs.Rogers wants to give a wedding shower and Amelia takes it way to seriously! She thinks that Mrs.Rogers wants to give an actual shower, not a party. This would be a cute books to help teach children the different meanings of words. ( )
  BriannaMaeee | Feb 8, 2015 |
I absolutely love Amelia Bedelia. She is a silly character that can't understand idioms. She took things literally, but then from reading this book, kids can understand figures of speech.
  Y-NhiVu | Oct 2, 2014 |
Amelia Bedelia is in charge of a wedding shower that she completely mis reads and does everything opposite of what she is supposed to do. Although everything is different they still have a great time and enjoy it.
  suzan2 | May 20, 2013 |
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She's in trouble again!

Fun-loving Amelia Bedelia is in charge of a surprise wedding shower. And when she arrives with a garden hose, the entire party is turned into an uproarious mess!

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While helping to prepare a surprise shower, Amelia Bedelia and her cousin make some arrangements that are not quite what the guests expected.

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