Thursday, December 18, 2008

Childrens - Amelia Bedelia

Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Book 2) by Peggy Parish
Starting a new job is always a bit uncertain but Amelia Bedelia dove right in. Luckily Mrs. Rogers left her a list of exactly what she needed to do. Even though Amelia thought it was strange to want your furniture dusted instead of undusted, she found the dusting powder, and put it on all the furniture. While she worked on completing the list of odd requests, she also made a pie for her new employers. After finding the mess Amelia made of her list of instruction, Mrs. Rogers was about to fire Amelia when Mr. Rogers helped Mrs. Rogers taste the wonderful pie.

Reading with my children is so much fun, now they are reading to me, this is one of our favorites. The way Amelia misunderstands the instructions on the list is humorous and also points out how easy it can be to misunderstand someone’s meaning or intent. This fun story really helps open communication and even though some of the references (trim the fat or draw the curtain) have to be explained, the opportunities that are opened are wonderful.

Aug 25, 2008

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