Amelia Bedelia

by Bethany Meyer

Summary

This book series  is about the beginning of Amelia Bedelia's work as a maid for a man named "Mr. Rogers", and her other adventures. Amelia Bedelia does not understand idioms, so she often gets mixed up with the meaning of what someone is trying to tell her to do. The books in the series talk about her mistakes, and the reactions that others give to her way of understanding things.

Implications

This story is telling you to not take everything literal. Amelia Bedelia is known as a character to be drastically literal, and it often leads to her messing something up. When she is told to "dress the turkey", she does dress the turkey. When the box is open by Mr. Rogers' wife, she see's the turkey in green overalls and socks.

It also tells you to never give up. Through out many of her stories, even when she messes up she tries to understand her mistakes. When she is playing baseball in "Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia", she is trying to learn how to play. When she takes the boys' instructions literally, she ends up messing up many times. However, she doesn't give up.

The last implication is a small, but important one. Everyone has a talent for something. Often Amelia Bedelia is baking sweets such as cakes and cookies. Even though she takes things literally, she never messes up when baking those common sweets. In "Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia", after she makes the 'uniform', she bakes cookies to fill up her cookie jar.

"Changing Towels"

Excerpt from "Amelia Bedelia" By Peggy Parish

"Now let's see what this list says," Amelia Bedelia read:

Change the towels in the green bathroom.

Amelia Bedelia found the green bathroom. "These towels are very nice. Why change them?" she thought.

Then Amelia remembered what Mr. Rogers had said. She must do just what the list told her. "Well, all right," said Amelia Bedelia.

Amelia Bedelia got some scissors. She snipped a little here and a little there. And she changed those towels.

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2 years ago
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I agree with your implications because if you never give up on something, at some point in time you will receive what you had been striving for in the first place.

2 years ago
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I can relate because sometimes I mess up and people get angry.

2 years ago
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@Kevinbob14 Well, I like to draw so I guess that's it.

2 years ago
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Your implications were AWSOME. I very well understood them. Some people just weren't listening.

2 years ago
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You explain both of your implications perfectly and I can relate to them in life. Your implication about everybody having a talent really stood out to me. I think that everybody has a talent whether is presented or hidden. In her case, it was baking things but she miss understood many other things.

2 years ago
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I liked your implications about how she never gives up. I always used to read the Amelia Bedelia books when i felt confused, and they made me feel better.

2 years ago
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I agree with your implications in that you should never give up even if you don't understand something or if you mess up. I also agree that you shouldn't take things so literal because that takes out the fun in life.

2 years ago
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your implications are very relatable to life

2 years ago
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I agree with both of your implications because everyone is born with a talent even if they don't exactly what it is yet. They still have one and sometimes when people take thins way to literal it can cause chaos. Including jokes, someone can be saying something to you as a joke but you may take it to heart which can lead to an argument.

2 years ago
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I know people that don't take sarcasm very well. They really need to just as your implication says and not take it so literal. Sometimes people, even me, need to just get the just of things and leave it at that, don't over think things!