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A neighbor needs Amelia Bedelia's helping hands, so everyone's favorite housekeeper is off to Miss Emma's house for a day of work. She makes a merry mess, then feeds delectable desserts. Amelia shows her niece Effie Lou how to follow instructions to the letter as they dust the potato bugs and sew seeds....

Title : Amelia Bedelia Helps Out
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ISBN : 9780060511111
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 64 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Amelia Bedelia Helps Out Reviews

  • Courtney
    2019-06-14 02:26

    I read this story book as a child, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading this to my children. Amelia Bedelia is still just as funny as she is to me now as when I was younger. Truly a wonderful book to read to your children!

  • Alexis
    2019-06-20 02:39

    I like Amelia Bedelia books. They are funny because Amelia Bedelia does stuff wrong, but things always workout. My favorite part in this book was when she put the steak and put it on the bean plants. This book was really good and I would like to try some tea cake sometime.

  • Pamela
    2019-05-29 22:25

    "Amelia Bedelia Helps Out" by Peggy Parish is a tremendously funny read...Amelia Bedelia was read so much while I was growing up...her character is such a big part of why reading was such an enjoyable activity back then...and still is. In this particular episode, Amelia Bedelia is helping out around the house, and, in good 'ole Amelia Bedelia style, many of her chores are done all wrong. That is, everything except for the tea cake for Miss Emma's party. It turns out that, even through Amelia Bedelia followed her "own" recipe in making the tea cake, the tea party turns out alright...great actually. Miss Emma's friends love it and actually want more...You'll have to tune in to this read for Amelia Bedelia's secret ingredient..., and don't be surprised if you want some yourself.I give it 4 stars.

  • Stacy Fetters
    2019-06-11 22:50

    I guess having a screw loose runs in the family. Or maybe they should hire a tutor. Amelia and her niece team up together to get chores done before the ladies arrive. Cake is what always saves Amelia. Might want to stick with that.Also found out my book is signed by Peggy Parish.. time to freak out!!!

  • Mallory
    2019-05-24 18:42

    I have such good memories from this book. I laughed and laughed at the silly mistakes Amelia Bedelia would make, some of which stay fresh in my mind!

  • Terilyn Bufkin
    2019-06-19 18:32

    This is a great book to read to children. It's a very humorous book and will make the children laugh. It's easy to follow along and makes reading enjoyable.

  • Bethany
    2019-06-16 01:38

    Being familiar with the series made this book very predictable but it was also entertaining and easy to follow along.

  • Jessica (Reading with Jessica)
    2019-05-31 20:40

    I don't see how Amelia Bedelia keeps a job haha

  • Ashley M.
    2019-05-31 22:50

    Summary for ECE2203This book teaches a life lesson to all not to be rude to people when they do things wrong. Amelia is the maid a grand old house where she's assigned chores and duties to preform throughout the day. The lady of the house explains to Amelia each task she would like her to do and ask if she has any questions. Amelia replies that she can handle all these things with no problem and rushes the lady of the on her way. Amelia gets to work on the list of things to do, weed the garden was first. Instead of pulling the weeds Amelia added more weeds to the garden.She was asked to steak the bean stocks in the garden as well, but she tied actual meat steaks to the plants. Amelia was done with the garden and moved to the kitchen where she made tea cakes from tea bags and real whole nuts. Amelia thought it would be nice to add one more cake so she put a little of this and a pinch of that to mix up her own recipe. The next task was to feed chickens some scraps, where she tossed the ladies fabric scraps out for the chickens. After a busy day of many task Amelia took the lady of the house around to show her work off. The lady however was shocked when she saw what amelia had done. The garden was a mess, with steaks tied to plants and chickens running around playing with her sewing scraps. The lady of the house didn't have time to yell at Amelia she was expecting friends any minute. Her friends arrived and the lady of the house asked Amelia to bring out the cakes. They were shocked when the pink cake,not asked to be made which Amelia added herself was the best of the all. All the ladies gushed over the cake and demanded the recipe for it. The day ended up being okay and the lady of the house realized Amelia did exactly what she had asked her to do in the first place and could not be mad and her efforts.

  • Kayla Williamson
    2019-05-28 01:25

    When I was younger we used to read Amelia Bedelia every day first thing when we got to school, my teacher used to call it our "warm up" book. She always told us why it was wrong what Amelia was doing. One of my favorite Amelia Bedelia book is when she was being a substitute teacher. The reason I love this so much is because my favorite line from all the books is when she was supposed to call roll and she got a roll out of a students lunch box, sat the roll in the middle of the aisle way, went to the other side and started saying, "roll, roll, come here roll." I like this book particularly from the series because Amelia is showing her niece how to follow directions. While she thinks she's doing a great job, she is showing her niece how to do things just a little bit too much to the T. She shows her niece how to weed the garden which they put the weeds in front of the plants to protect them, throwing scraps to the chicken (they quilted scraps), and making a tea cake. While I love these books I think the appropriate reading age is no younger than 3rd grade otherwise the young readers will miss some of the humor and not understand the book. I find this book to be a classic because in every single one of my classes this book was also in the classroom, and it was everywhere in the library. Also I looked up classic books and it was on the top 100! How awesome?! I just love Amelie and all of her adventures.

  • Courtney Miles
    2019-05-30 02:42

    Amelia Bedelia Helps Out is a humorous story written by Peggy Parish that tells of a young woman maid and her niece, Effie Lou, helping out her friend, Miss Emma, before her tea party. Throughout the story, Amelia is given many different directions by Miss Emma but misinterprets them in the wrong way and ends up doing almost the opposite of what Miss Emma wanted her to do. She is told to "stake the beans" and actually puts slices of steaks onto the beans. Miss Emma tells her to "weed the garden," and Amelia and Effie Lou actually put more weeds into the garden. In the end, Miss Emma just finds the whole situation silly and is not a bit mad with what she had done because she made a delicious cake for her friends at her tea party. The illustrations in this story are simple, but beautiful, cartoons that are great for the readers to see on every page. It allows the readers to follow along with the story and give humorous touches to the readings.I would recommend this "easy-reader" to children in the 2nd grade and maybe slower readers in the third grade. I believe it would be a great transition into chapter books.I gave this book five stars because I loved it and was very entertained throughout the whole story. The story was simple but humorous and had wonderful illustrations to follow.

  • Charmaine
    2019-06-16 22:47

    Amelia Bedelia is a hilarious story about a young girl who is stuck with a list of chores to finish. Amelia misinterprets the chores and does the complete opposite of what the chore actually says. Throughout the story Amelia Bedelia is way to literal when it comes to completing the chores. As a teacher I would use this story to reinforce the importance of descriptive writing and also building upon characters. Characters are developed by using describing words that allow you to imagine the character in your head. I would remind students that without looking at the story they can form a vision of a character. After reading the story I will ask students to think how they think the character looks, their personality and the emotions they experience in the story. I would remind students they have to pay attention to the details in the story to help develop the character in their brain. I will reread specific pages in the story for students to see examples of words describing the character. Once we have talked about describing a character I will do a follow up activity to emphasize the strategy students learned in class. Students will practice writing descriptively to help improve their c by making it more interesting and engaging to read.

  • Kimberly
    2019-05-29 19:27

    Starring everyone's favourite literal–minded housekeeper, Amelia Bedelia Helps Out appears for the first time in full colour and as an I Can Read Book! A neighbor needs Amelia Bedelia's helping hands, so everyone's favorite housekeeper is off to Miss Emma's house for a day of work. It's a good thing Miss Emma likes to laugh, because Amelia Bedelia makes her usual merry mess!" Available for the first time in full color!" The zany antics of Amelia Bedelia, one of children's books most lovable characters, have been enjoyed by kids for more than 40 years!" Herman Parish, nephew to Peggy Parish, who was the original creator of Amelia Bedelia, carries on the tradition of his aunt with new books starring the entertaining housekeeper. Ages 4–8 About the Author Peggy Parish was born and grew up in Manning, South Carolina. Before moving to New York City, she taught school in the Panhandle country and in coal-mining areas. Her first job in New York City was with the Girl Scouts, and she now teaches the third grade at the Dalton School in Manhattan. Miss Parish is the author of several other books for children, including the popular Let's Be Indians.

  • Ashley Barna
    2019-06-11 23:44

    I have loved the Amelia Bedelia series of books since I was in elementary school. I have always thought she was such a hoot! Peggy Parish does an excellent job making up a character that grabs readers attention and keeps them laughing along the way. In this story, Amelia Bedelia Helps Out, she is asked to do many deeds. She needs to weed the garden, stake the beans, and even make a tea cake. Since Amelia Bedelia loves to make people happy, she does exactly what she is told. So, Amelia puts weeds in the garden, ties stakes to the beans, and puts tea in the cake! This book will have children laughing so hard and being entertained by Amelia's silly ways. I think this story, or any Amelia Bedelia story would be great to use while doing a lesson on idioms. This way students can see what an idiom is, and how sayings do not always make the most sense. These stories would be great becasue Amelia is actually taking these idioms seriously, even though she is not doing what people are wanting her to do. The illustrations in this story go great with the stories and follow Amelia as she tries to please Aunt Effie Lou. Amelia is just a hard worker who wants to please everyone. Wonder what she will do next?

  • Cheyenne Gribbins
    2019-05-28 02:49

    Amelia Bedelia is off to Miss Emma's house to help with some housekeeping. Amelia is a people pleaser, and does exactly as she is told. She must stake the beans, weed the garden, and make a tea cake. The mishap Amelia commits is taking everything literally as it sounds. So Amelia puts steak pieces into the beans, adds more weeds to the garden, and makes cake with tea in it. Luckily, Miss Emma has a humorous side and doesn't get upset with Amelia Bedelia. In the cover of the story, Amelia Bedelia is pictured with her young helper Effe Lou. You can guess that the story will take place partially outside, with chickens, butterflies, and flowers pictured. The illustrations are beautifully drawn. They are very simple and cartoon like. The pictures pull out the humor of the story. The plot is very humorous, and is easy for children to follow along. I always loved reading the Amelia Bedelia books growing up. I would suggest this for children in first through third grades.

  • Jazmine
    2019-05-26 19:52

    reading this book is just a reminder of when i was little and my babysitter would read this to me. For starters the images in this book are quite detailed. I never realized this before but the language in this book is really kind of proper. They use in the dialogue "grand" and "fret" which wasn't what I was expecting. As you read this you get the sense that the author is trying to teach you about the importance of chores. The story is funny because they did every one of those chores wrong without realizing it. I liked how they took everything literally. So when Miss Emma told them to do a certain task they improvised. This is kind of a long book for a little kid to read and isn't a book i would start them off with. The thickness is like a small chapter books but with all the vivid pictures it can be seen as a picture book as well. The design of the book is good because its very bright and striking. nice yellow cover and tons of yellow in the illustrations.

  • Ashley Hilton
    2019-05-29 01:43

    Amelia Bedelia helps out is a funny book, and Is great for children to read. This will definitely keep them interested. This one is a bout a maid who has a few tasks that she needs to get done. She thinks she knows what she is supposed to do, but she takes everything so literal. She ties meat to the plants because she was asked to steak the plants. She adds weeds to the garden because she was asked to weed the garden. She was supposed to feed chicken scraps so she put old clothing scraps out for them. She was supposed to make tea cakes for the party, she actually put tea bags in it. She decided to make a recipe of her own. Everyone ended up loving the recipe that she made. Amelia's boss did not yell and get mad at her because she basically did everything she was asked. This book teaches patience, everyone is not wired the same. We just need to remember to be nice.

  • Mmouse
    2019-06-16 01:44

    I loved the Amelia Bedilia books. I've never laughed so hard while reading a book to my daughter.You know how when you read aloud and your eyes read ahead of what is actually coming out of your mouth, well half the time I was laughing so hard about something before I managed to read it out loud to my daughter. She kept giving me weird looks until I finally managed to read it to her. It's been quite a few years since I've read the books but I loved every Amelia Bedilia book and plan on getting ahold of them again soon so I can read them to my grand daughter.All the Amelia Bedilia books are highly recommended.

  • Alexandria
    2019-05-29 19:33

    I normally love Amelia Bedelia books, and read this one to my four year old charge as a way to introduce him to the series. But for some reason this one was just overly repetitive. It might have been the presence of Amelia's niece. The two of them shared some very stilted dialogue that made the book less enjoyable. There is no rule that says the dialogue in a child's book has to be choppy, but it seems to be a trend in the older books.I will be bringing more Amelia Bedelia books for the boys, but I don't think this one will be making a repeat appearance.

  • Emily
    2019-06-04 20:27

    Amelia Bedelia is a housekeeper with her own way of doing things. Her greatest fault is that she is very literal--she does exactly as she is told. In this particular story, she is asked to help her neighbor and the usual antics ensue. I loved Amelia Bedelia books as a child, and even today I think they are entertaining. This book is considered an "I Can Read Book" so it's a good choice for young readers. I think many children, like myself will delight in her zany approach to tasks and might even find her outrageous, as I did.

  • Von'trell James
    2019-06-13 20:32

    Does the action escalate , Yes it does once you thought she couldn't do any more wrong she finds a way to go above an beyond wrong Amelia Bedelia is a long time favorite in this story she has a list of simple task that dosen't always get done the way your normal helper would do . this book brings laughs an smiles to any readers face i highly recommend this book to in young child . Teacher , Or parent.! this is a good read one to remember !

  • Rosa Cline
    2019-06-23 02:40

    Amelia Bedelia is a one of a kind lady that likes to help clean up houses and do whatever she can to lend a hand. BUT her way of thinking and other peoples way of thinking doesn't always come out the same in the end. In this book she has her little niece helping her out and they giggle and laugh through their tasks only to find out that the 'tea cake' that neither one has ever heard of turns out to be the hit of the party! And her host isn't so mad at her after all...

  • Melissa Trumbo
    2019-06-03 18:42

    I forgot how much I liked this book series. Amelia Bedelia is back with Effie Lou to help do some chores for a neighbor. Hilarious interpretations are had by Amelia as she misunderstands what Miss Emma wants her to do. The illustrations are simple but help explain the comedy in the story. A great beginner reader book for first and second graders.

  • An Odd1
    2019-06-02 19:35

    A neighbor needs Amelia Bedelia's helping hands, so everyone's favorite housekeeper is off to Miss Emma's house for a day of work. She makes a merry mess, then feeds delectable desserts to guests, here tea cake with pink icing. Amelia shows her niece Effie Lou how to follow instructions to the letter as they add big weeds, dust potato bugs, feed hens quilting square 'scraps', and sew grass seeds.

  • Kathy
    2019-05-26 00:47

    Funny story about how Amelia and Effie Lou help her Aunt, Miss Emma with her party preparations-- making a tea cake, sewing seeds, throwing scraps (quilting scraps) to the chickens, weeding the gardens (moving the big weeds to protect the other plants), staking the beans with steaks. Amelia takes everything literally, the humor might be missed by a few young readers.

  • Tricia
    2019-06-02 01:23

    typical amelia bedelia...confusing the words to help children learn in this title showing her at work with her niece at miss emma's. truth be told, i tire a bit of her shenanigans but understand why the children do not.

  • Mr. Tedrow
    2019-05-30 00:48

    kaitlyn amelia bedilia and her littl niece effie lou have to come help mrs. emma take car of her house and gardon. you can just imagene how messed up things get when amelia bedelia startes telling her niece what needs to be done! I really liked this book.

  • Theresa
    2019-06-24 21:25

    a hilarious story of miss understandingsa great series of mixed up directions and literal meanings, this is a great silly series to show children that mistakes and mix ups are possible if not probable, and that innocence may be more of the reason then meaning to do something wrong/

  • Barbara Bir
    2019-06-17 20:26

    No matter what Amelia gets herself into with her penchant for following directions literally she always saves the day with her baking. I've always thought adults enjoy her more than the children I'm reading to.

  • Rebecca Waack
    2019-05-26 20:29

    This book is about Amelia helping out with different chores around the house while Mr. Rogers is out. They weed the garden by adding more weeds to it, and make a tea cake by mixing a cake and tea together.