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Amelia Bedelia Rocket Scientist? [Paperback]

Herman Parish

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Jan. 25 2007 I Can Read - Level 2 (Quality)

When Amelia Bedelia helps out at the school science fair, she finds an exploding volcano, some UFOs, and a mad scientist!

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Kindergarten-Grade 3-The beloved Amelia Bedelia is back, this time as a helper in the school science fair. Naturally, the literal-minded housekeeper runs into all sorts of misunderstandings, from insisting children are way too young for "makeup" tests, to wondering why Dr. Dinglebatt, the judge, is a mad scientist. Havoc breaks loose when Amelia Bedelia adds too much baking soda to a volcano model, and when the professor's hairpiece falls on a computer, a child screeches, "A rat is attacking the mouse!" As per formula, all ends happily with food and smiles while everyone eats the maid's famous lemon meringue pie. Sweat's familiar watercolor-and-ink illustrations are helpful in understanding the wordplay.-Anne Knickerbocker, formerly at Cedar Brook Elementary School, Houston, TX
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K-Gr. 2. When Amelia Bedelia volunteers to help at a school science fair, she soon becomes the center of chaos. Children willing to suspend disbelief during the episodic story will be rewarded with a few laughs as the amiable mistress of misinterpretation tries to help the children and the judge, a professor improbably named Dinglebatt. After Amelia Bedelia pours too much baking soda into Jason's soda-and vinegar-powered volcano model, it produces an explosion instead of the usual fizzle and drizzle. Using the leaf blower from Wendy's flying-saucer demonstration, she attempts to control the eruption. Instead, she sends Dr. Dinglebatt's hairpiece soaring across the gym. Well designed for young readers and brightened with ink-and-watercolor illustrations, this cheerful book extends the popular series. Carolyn Phelan
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Amazon.com: 3.7 out of 5 stars  6 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Amelia Feb. 13 2014
By moonlight kid - Published on Amazon.com
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Amelia Bedelia is a crack up read for both boys and girls. It is a beginner book but or the more difficult side of beginners basically because the story is full of jokes that require some extra processing for the reader. There are more I Can Read Books with Amelia Bedelia and we have them all.
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the Best Amelia Bedelia April 6 2011
By Doggymcnuggets - Published on Amazon.com
Read this one with my 6 year old son tonight, and was surprised by how much less we enjoyed it than many of the other Amelia Bedelia books in the series. The dialog in this one is pretty choppy, with too many shifts between character voices and awkward transitions between story elements. It's okay, and the enduring humor based on Amelia's literal interpretations of everything everyone around her says is still cute, but overall this was our least favorite Amelia Bedelia so far.
5.0 out of 5 stars It is so great Jan. 29 2011
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
This review is in the words of a 6-year-old

This book is great. It made me laugh. Amelia Bedelia is always funny and in this book she is silly at the science fair. I liked it more than most of the other Amelia Bedelia books.

KB - grade 1
3.0 out of 5 stars Amelia Bedelia Goes to the Science Fair May 16 2008
By Lynn Ellingwood - Published on Amazon.com
This book is Ok, but the Amelia Bedelia concept is wearing a bit thin here. I'll have to see how the kids like it. The vocabulary is harder than most Amelia Bedelia books so it may be hard for kids to read on their own.
5.0 out of 5 stars Not even an army of robots could replace our Amelia! Feb. 7 2008
By J. Arena - Published on Amazon.com
There's a science fair at school, and Amelia Bedelia is helping out, in a way that only she can!

Of course, all will be well in the end, but first there will be laugh-out-loud midadventures including a toupee on a computer, getting the "bugs" out of an invention, and enough misunderstandings to make Amelia Bedelia, Rocket Scientist? one of your child's favorite books.


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