It was Peggy Parish experiences as a teacher that prompted her to become an author of easy-reader books. She is best known for her series featuring the literal-minded Amelia Bedelia. Parish also created non-fiction works, arts and crafts books, and a series of mysteries for older readers.
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"Hurry up, Amelia Bedelia," called Mr. Rogers.
Amelia Bedelia, the literal-minded maid, accompanies her employers, Mr. and Mrs. Rogers, on a camping trip. What will the couple think of the way Amelia Bedelia catches fish and pitches their tent? Color illustrations accompany the text of this beginning-reader book.
Amelia Bedelia, the maid who always follows directions literally, catches a fish with her hands, pitches a tent into the bushes, and makes chocolate chip cookies with potato chips.