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Win a copy of the Amelia Bedelia 50th Anniversary Edition!

The 50th anniversary edition of Amelia Bedelia is pretty special, if we do say so ourselves. It features the original text, artwork, and jacket of the original 1963 edition. PLUS, it has seven additional pages of archival photographs, sketches, and anecdotes and recollections about the inception and creation of America’s beloved literal-minded housekeeper!

And we’re giving away FIVE (that’s right, 5) copies of it. Use the form below to enter!

 

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31 Comments

  1. I haven’t read an Amelia Bedelia book in a long time, but for some reason I’ve always remembered her making baby hamburgers, tomatoes, and potatoes for baby food. I know a certain 5-year-old who adores them, though (:

  2. Danzel says:

    My all-time favorite Amelia-ism is dressing a chicken. Classic stuff.

  3. Janet Reid says:

    I love Amelia Bedelia!

  4. Alison Weatherby says:

    Putting out the lights…on the clothes line. Always makes my 3 1/2 yo giggle.

  5. Juliet says:

    Dressing a chicken! I had nearly forgotten! Oh, Amelia.

  6. Deborah Hearst says:

    I grew up on Amelia drawing curtains and dressing chickens. Always with a big heart.

  7. veronica says:

    I’m with Deborah up there – loved the chicken and drawing the curtains. My absolute favorite growing up!

  8. Katherine says:

    Drawing the drapes was the one I remembered best.

  9. Dawn says:

    Amelia Bedelia was a childhood favorite which I enjoy sharing with my kids.

  10. Joyce says:

    Roll call, planting bulbs, stripping the sheets…I’m a teacher I dressed up as Amelia Bedelia a few years ago!

  11. Oh goodness. I most clearly remember one book where’s she’s cooking in the kitchen and she separates the eggs (one on the shelf, one on the counter) and strings the string beans. As a kid, I knew nothing about cooking, but the pictures still made me giggle.

  12. Pam says:

    I LOVED Amelia Bedelia when I was a little girl. I read the books over and over again when I was in 1st grade.

  13. Sunny says:

    The drapes is the one I remember the best. But I just remember GOBBLING up her books!

  14. Cecelia says:

    I love Amelia Bedelia (in fact, my blog is named after her). Most memorable moment? When she made a sponge cake out of an actual SPONGE. What fun!

  15. Danielle says:

    I grew up on Amelia Bedilia, I loved Amelia Bedilia! I always took her books with me on hospital visits (which I had a lot due to my disability), she really cheered me up and made me forget about the hospital. I do not have a favorite quote, sheès too funny and enjoyable to pick just one! :)

  16. Teruska says:

    We read Amelia Bedelia in Story Hour yesterday and had Amelia Bedelia Chocolate Chip Cookies for snack. (Chocolate cookies with potato chips in them.) YUM!

  17. Eric says:

    I couldn’t get enough of Amelia Bedilia when I was growing up. (my favorite spread was the cousin who raced horses from AB Family Album). So happy to be celebrating Amelia’s 50th year.

  18. Joanna says:

    I always remember when she dressed the turkey :D

  19. Jacqueline Lightcap says:

    Amelia Bedelia was one of my favorite books as a kid and I now read it to my kids. It still cracks me up.

  20. Emily says:

    Amelia Bedelia is so funny!!!

  21. Jackie L says:

    Amelia Bedelia is a great addition to any child’s library :)

  22. Love her! I guess I’d pick drawing the drapes or the turkey.

  23. Catey G says:

    My mom and I read these together when I was a kid. The one I always remember was Amelia hitting the road with a stick. Classic.

  24. Rochel S. says:

    Draw the drapes, and ‘dust’ the furniture! :)

  25. Heather says:

    “Run home, Amelia!” Play Ball was my favorite. Amelia Bedelia made me feel downright competent on the little league field.

  26. mike says:

    Sounds great!

  27. Peggy says:

    My mom was a huge Amelia Bedelia fan and introduced her to each grandchild.

  28. Lori says:

    I love sharing these books with children at my school!

  29. Amy says:

    Loving sharing Amelia Bedelia with my little girl!

  30. Heather B says:

    I love Amelia Bedelia, and I have a six year old little girl that is such an “Amea” at heart….it makes reading these books even more fun now days :D

  31. Denise C says:

    So sad I missed this. These were my favorite books when I was a little girl!

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