Amelia Bedelia On the Job

illus. by Lynne Avril. 160p. (Amelia Bedelia Chapter Books). HarperCollins/Harper. Mar. 2016. Tr $15.99. ISBN 9780062334138.
Gr 1–3—Amelia Bedelia's class is learning about occupations and when her dad talks about pitching to a client and working on slides, Amelia figures out what he does for a living: he's a baseball coach! But when her class goes on a field trip to the corporate park, Amelia discovers the truth about her father's job and she just might come up with her best idea yet. This series brings classic Amelia Bedelia humor to the chapter book set with plenty of small black-and-white spot illustrations on every page to break up the text. Kids graduating from the original "Amelia Bedelia" books or looking for a story with plenty of good-natured humor will enjoy this series.
Amelia panics during career week: she doesn't know what she wants to be when she grows up (Job). Amelia is excited to be flower girl in Aunt Mary's upcoming nuptials--but will the wedding be called off (Knot)? As usual, Amelia's amusing literal-minded shtick takes precedent over plotting, but graduates of the easy readers will appreciate this accessible illustrated chapter-book series. Review covers these Amelia Bedelia Chapter Books titles: Amelia Bedelia on the Job and Amelia Bedelia Ties the Knot.

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