I read Amelia Bedelia 4 Mayor by Herman Parish to my kids, and it was a hoot!
I remember enjoying Amelia Bedelia stories as a kid, so it’s really fun to re-read some of them to my own kids. There are so many idioms in the English language, and it is funny to see Amelia Bedelia do exactly what she’s told.
Here are some of the highlights that we really enjoyed:
“We need some change” a reporter said.
“Here’s 43 cents.” said Amelia Bedelia.
And then her words are twisted by a reporter when the major says that we doesn’t have two cents.
“Mayor Thomas doesn’t have any sense?” asked a reporter. “Is that what you just said?”
Amelia Bedelia clarifies what she said, and more silliness ensues.
A few pages later, Amelia Bedelia is advised by her employer, Mr. Rogers, who shares that most voters are undecided, or “sitting on the fence.”
I love the illustration, which is what Amelia Bedelia imagines, saying that it means, “Sore bottoms.”
This book was really cute, and it was appropriate for this (and most any) election cycle. Many people are calling for change and want honest politicians who have plans that make sense. Don’t we all get a little sore from all the mud-slinging and spin that media puts on it all? Since I’m not “on the fence,” I am just ready to cast my vote in November and move on.
What’s a fun kid’s book that you’ve read lately that seems appropriate for current events today? What authors do you enjoy sharing with your kids from your own childhood?