One night, we read our first Amelia Bedelia book and my children roared with laughter. I have not seen them laughing so hysterically after reading a book before. As a result, we borrowed more (or too many) during our subsequent library trip.
Presenting my children’s favorite section from the Storybook Treasury, suitable for age 9 to 12 (according to book depository) Title: Calling Doctor
Amelia helped out in a clinic one day and attended to the phone calls.
“Dr Horton’s office,” said Amelia Bedelia.
“I have a problem,’ said a man.
“I am a little hoarse.”
“A little horse? Hah!” said Amelia Bedelia.
“You can’t fool me. A pony can’t talk.”
“I have a frog in my throat,” the man croaked.
“Yuck!” said Amelia Bedelia.
“Spit it out!”
“Listen to me,” he said.
“I’m as sick as a dog.”
“Make up your mind,” said Amelia Bedelia.
“Pony, frog, or dog? Maybe you should call a vet.”
“I am coming down there,” he said, and hung up.
A few more classic excerpts –
“I hear a ringing in my ears.”
“A ringing? Maybe you should answer the doorbell.”
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“My nose hurts, on the bridge.”
“Well, get off that bridge!”
There are also other books suitable for younger children.
I Can Read (Level 2)
Equally funny and suitable for children age 6 to 8.
I Can Read (Level 1)
Suitable for children up to 5 years old. Stories in Level 1 revolve around Amelia in her childhood days. While there are many word mix-ups, the stories are not as funny as the Level 2 ones. Nonetheless, still a good read for the little ones.
I would certainly recommend the Amelia Bedelia series to help make learning English more enjoyable.
To borrow from the National Library Board, call reference is J S PAR (Junior Section).
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