What It IsAmelia Bedelia is very literal-minded, and when she brings her niece to work with her cleaning a house, her literal interpretations of directions can get her into trouble. Peggy Parish wrote more than three dozen books, and was passionate about getting children to read. Reading this, it's easy to see why so many loved this character so much.
Editor Jeff McKinney says, "I've always loved slapstick comedy and Amelia Bedelia is like a children's book version of Lucy Ricardo. She's clueless and always getting into trouble but she means well and everything works out for her in the end."