Learn to read with young Amelia Bedelia! Amelia Bedelia has been loved by fans for more than 50 years, and it turns out her childhood is full of silly mix-ups, too! In this Level 1 I Can Read title, Amelia Bedelia loses her tooth. And then she loses it again! Amelia Bedelia has a loose tooth. But no matter how much she wiggles her tooth, it won't fall out. When it finally does, Amelia Bedelia is thrilled. She can't wait for the tooth fairy to come to her house. But then Amelia Bedelia loses her tooth . . . again! Will she ever find it This Level 1 I Can Read series featuring the childhood adventures of Amelia Bedelia will inspire newly independent readers to laugh, read, and expand their vocabularies.
Herman Parish was in the fourth grade when his aunt, Peggy Parish, created Amelia Bedelia, the literal-minded housekeeper. Peggy wrote twelve books in the series before she passed away in 1988. The interest of educators and the enthusiasm of young readers prompted Herman to continue the character in 1995 with his first book, Good Driving, Amelia Bedelia. Since then, Herman has added more than thirty books to the series. He has carried on her adventures as a housekeeper in books such as the best-selling Amelia Bedelia, Bookworm, and he has broken new ground in his most recent books portraying Amelia Bedelia as a young girl. She may be little, but she is as literal as ever. There are picture books for the youngest children, including the national bestsellers Amelia Bedelia's First Day of School and Amelia Bedelia's First Valentine. Young Amelia Bedelia also appears in I Can Read Level 1 beginning readers and a new series of chapter books, starting with the best-selling Amelia Bedelia Means Business and Amelia Bedelia Unleashed. Amelia Bedelia celebrated her 50th birthday in 2013, and she is still going strong.