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Amelia Bedelia's First Day of School

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Not much story, but kids will enjoy Amelia’s blunders.

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Kids who are already confident in handling the school routine will be amused by Amelia Bedelia’s silly misunderstandings in this trifle of a book. Fans of the Amelia Bedelia series will enjoy seeing her as a bright-eyed, enthusiastic student.
Some of the wordplay, focused on homophones, idioms, and the like, might go right over the heads of younger readers. But kids who already know how school works can relate to her blunders. And the attitude here is unrelentingly positive. Her classmates laugh with her, not at her, and often delight in the fun -- as in when Amelia thinks “jumping rope” means hopping over a rope on the ground. It’s harmless fun, but not especially interesting.

Cheerful, bright cartoons fit Amelia’s enthusiasm.

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