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User Name. The series was continued, after her sudden death from an aneurysm, by her nephew Herman Parish. Herman honored Peggy's life in When she makes a sponge cake, she puts in real sponges. When she weeds the garden, she replants the weeds. And when she pitches a tent, she throws it into the woods!
Amelia Bedelia is the protagonist and title character of a series of American children's books written by Peggy Parish until her death in , and by her nephew, Herman Parish , beginning in Many of the books are published as part of the I Can Read! The stories involve Amelia Bedelia Rogers repeatedly misunderstanding various commands of her employer by always taking figures of speech and various terminology literally , causing her to perform incorrect actions with a comical effect. Part of her insight into literalism is that she comes from a family who takes everything literally: their method of ridding their house of dust is to "undust the furniture. Much of her employment is as a maid for a wealthy couple known as the Rogers, who are astute enough to realize her literalism and write their requests as "undust the furniture" and "put the wet towels in the laundry and replace them with clean dry ones," as opposed to simply "change the towels.
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Amelia Bedelia is the first book in the Amelia Bedelia children's picture book series about a housekeeper who takes her instructions literally. Over 35 million copies of books in the series have been sold. The first two chapter books in the series written by Peggy's nephew, Herman Parish , were published to coincide with the anniversary, focusing on the young Amelia Bedelia. The idea for the book came from Peggy's third-grade students at the Dalton School in Manhattan who tended to confuse vocabulary, often with comic results. Amelia Bedelia is hired as a maid for the wealthy Mr. Despite meaning well, she cannot seem to do anything right because she misinterprets the Rogerses' instructions--many of which are idioms.
But have you ever actually considered the ramifications of her actions? Below, a list of the 18 most nutzo things Miss Bedelia ever did, at least 17 of them grounds for firing. Thank God Mr. Rogers were patient with her. Because who knows what kind of trouble she would have caused in the unemployment office. Note: All the titles in the Amelia Bedelia series are instantly funnier when read when with a sarcastic slant.