By Herman Parish, Illustrated by Lynne Avril
Greenwillow Books, $16.99, 32 pages
A young Amelia Bedelia experiences good luck and bad luck in this I Can Read – Level 1 Reader. Lucky horseshoes, pennies, four-leaf clovers add to the adventure. Those readers familiar with the older Amelia Bedelia from years ago will find the early roots of Amelia’s unfortunate blunders. Words are misinterpreted, actions misunderstood – to young readers surprise and joy. As with good beginning readers, this book offers attractive illustrations on each page, couple with simple, big words for children to gain confidence in their reading.
Reviewed by Lisa Ard