Amelia Bedelia Joins the Club (I Can Read! Level 1: Beginning Reading)

by Herman Parish (Author) Lynne Avril (Illustrator)

Amelia Bedelia Joins the Club (I Can Read! Level 1: Beginning Reading)
Learn to read with young Amelia Bedelia! Amelia Bedelia has been loved by readers for more than fifty years, and it turns out that her childhood is full of silly mix-ups, too! Amelia Bedelia loves her school. Her whole class gets along--except when it rains. Then they split into two groups--the Puddle Jumpers and the Puddle Stompers. Both clubs ask Amelia Bedelia to join, but she doesn't want to choose between her friends. Oh, no! Luckily Amelia Bedelia finds a solution that makes a big splash with everyone. The childhood adventures of America's favorite housekeeper will keep newly independent readers laughing, reading, and expanding their vocabularies!Amelia Bedelia Joins the Club is a Level 1 I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.
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K-Gr 2--Amelia Bedelia loves going to school because everyone gets along so well, but that changes when they have a rainy period and the students divide into two clubs: Puddle Jumpers and Puddle Stompers. Each club wants her to join them, but how can she choose? She certainly doesn't want hurt anyone's feelings. After a discussion with her parents and a good night's sleep, the girl comes up with the perfect solution to combine the clubs and make everyone happy. This younger Amelia Bedelia lacks the silliness of her bumbling and literal adult self, even as she pictures rain coming down in buckets. The colorful cartoon illustrations have a nice energy, though, and the text is well placed for emerging readers. Overall, this story goes down like a spoonful of sugar, but it is an adequate early reader, and children who enjoy Amelia Bedelia may enjoy reading about her social scrapes.--Melisa Bailey, Harford County Library System, MD

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Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Greenwillow Books
Publication date
February 20, 2014
I Can Read! Level 1: Beginning Reading
BISAC categories
JUV039060 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV035000 - Juvenile Fiction | School & Education
JUV043000 - Juvenile Fiction | Readers | Beginner
Library of Congress categories
Humorous stories
School children
School recess breaks
Amelia-Bedelia (Fictitious character)
Compromise (Ethics)

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