Good Driving, Amelia Bedelia

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by Herman Parish. Illustrated by Lynn Sweat. (Greenwillow, 1995. ISBN 9780688133580. Order Info.) Easy Reader. 40 pages. Grades 1-3.

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Review

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It's time for a laugh and we'll get a good one in this book. I never thought we'd see Amelia Bedelia again after the tragic death of Peggy Parish, but she's back. Herman Parish, a nephew of Peggy's, has taken up the pen and Lynn Sweat has illustrated it as usual in Good Driving, Amelia Bedelia. The change of authors is barely perceptible and the humor bubbles as strongly as ever when Amelia takes to the road. It might be fun to have the kids speculate first on the sort of misunderstandings Amelia will have with forks in the road and spare tires, not to mention what she'll find in the scenery of a country road. Welcome back, Amelia, we've missed you.

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