YOUNGER FICTION
Parish, Herman

Amelia Bedelia Makes a Splash

(4) 1-3 Amelia Bedelia Chapter Books series. Illustrated by Lynne Avril. Amelia Bedelia is bummed to be spending the summer at camp instead of lazing at home. But she befriends her cabin-mates, learns how to build a fire, stargazes, and surprises herself by having fun. Her literal (mis)interpretations of words often feel forced, though graduates of the easy readers should find this latest chapter-book entry appealing. Lively black-and-white illustrations break up the accessible text.

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