Parents' Guide to

Amelia Bedelia

By Jennifer Gennari, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Literal-minded housekeeper in fun easy reader.

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Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 4+

Gets big laughs from 4 year old

Amelia’s antics get lots of laughs from my four year old. She may not get all the jokes but something about Amelia and her blunders tickles he funny bone. The stories end with the other characters showing appreciation for Amelia
age 5+
I think Amelia Bedelia books are fun! :) I loved them growing up and my kids are loving them too. I chose 5 and up because younger kids don't always get all the funny parts, but my 5 yr old does and thinks they are funny.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Children never fail to laugh over Amelia's blunders, making her a perennial early-reader favorite, and the book's artwork is delightful. Parents may weary of the Amelia Bedelia series, especially as many of the gender roles are stereotyped and the vocabulary and setting are outdated. But children return to Amelia Bedelia again and again because she makes them feel smart: They can read the text's straightforward vocabulary and are more clever than Amelia.

The artwork is simple and eye-catching. Amelia's expression is cheerful and hardly ever worried.

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