g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
News & Politics
Religion & Spirituality
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

Bored? Games!
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

Natural Living
Folklore and Mythology
Distance Learning

All times in EST

Full Schedule
g Children's Books Site

BellaOnline's Children's Books Editor


Amelia Bedelia - Surprise Shower – Review

Don't underestimate America’s favorite housekeeper! She literally changes everything in her efforts to follow directions.

Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise Shower by Peggy Parish, illustrated by Barbara Siebel Thomas based on the original drawings by Fritz Siebel

A knock at the back door – it’s Cousin Alcolu! He’s been asked to come over to help.

Apparently, the Tuesday sewing ladies are giving Miss Alma a surprise shower. But Amelia wonders why, since Miss Alma is such a nice lady. It is explained to her that they will be showering her with gifts.

Alcolu has been asked to prune the hedge and when he asks Amelia for clarification she give his a box of prunes to add to the shrubs.

Amelia makes some chocolate cupcakes and then makes some icing and frosts them. She has also been asked to ice the fish Mr. Rogers brought home. There is just enough icing to ice each side of each fish!

She runs over the tablecloth, and cuts the flowers and hides all the gifts!

Miss Alma finally arrives and Amelia is in rare form as she dumps the gifts on Miss Alma’s lap and then Alcolu turns on the hose and everyone is showered with water!

Refreshments are served- raw fish covered with chocolate icing- Yuk!

Moments later they all realize that the children are all being so good eating the prunes off the hedge, and then the chocolate cupcakes are served and all mishaps are forgiven!

Isn’t Amelia amazing? What will she do next? Follow along in other Amelia Bedelia books.

Amelia Bedelia is from Harper Collins Publishers

MY FIRST I Can Read Books – PreSchool
Level 1 I Can Read Books – PreS – Grade 1
Level 2 I Can Read Books Grades 1-3
Level 3 I Can Read Books Grades 2-4
I Can Read Books Chapter Books – Grades 3 & up

Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise Shower

Amelia Bedelia CD Audio Collection

Note: Amelia Bedelia books are from my home library.

Did You Enjoy Amelia Bedelia?
Amelia Bedelia Chapter Books Boxed Set
Amelia Bedelia Storybook Treasury: Amelia Bedelia's First Day of School; Amelia Bedelia's First Field Trip; Amelia Bedelia Makes a Friend; Amelia Bedelia Sleeps Over; Amelia Bedelia Hits the Trail
Amelia Bedelia Celebration, An: Four Stories Tall with Audio CD

Children's Books

List of Dr. Seuss Books
Don Freeman's Books
List of Magic Tree House Books
Chronicles of Narnia Books
A Series of Unfortunate Events Books
List of the Tales from the Odyssey
Add Amelia+Bedelia+%2D+Surprise+Shower+%96++Review to Twitter Add Amelia+Bedelia+%2D+Surprise+Shower+%96++Review to Facebook Add Amelia+Bedelia+%2D+Surprise+Shower+%96++Review to MySpace Add Amelia+Bedelia+%2D+Surprise+Shower+%96++Review to Digg Amelia+Bedelia+%2D+Surprise+Shower+%96++Review Add Amelia+Bedelia+%2D+Surprise+Shower+%96++Review to Yahoo My Web Add Amelia+Bedelia+%2D+Surprise+Shower+%96++Review to Google Bookmarks Add Amelia+Bedelia+%2D+Surprise+Shower+%96++Review to Stumbleupon Add Amelia+Bedelia+%2D+Surprise+Shower+%96++Review to Reddit

RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map

For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Children's Books Newsletter

Past Issues

Printer Friendly
tell friend
Tell a Friend
Email Editor

Content copyright © 2018 by Launa Stout. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Launa Stout. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Launa Stout for details.


g features
The Candy Shop Wars – Book Review

Nancy Drew - Mystery Books 1-27

Danny and the Dinosaur – Book Review

Archives | Site Map


Past Issues

Note: BellaOnline uses cookies to help provide a consistent user experience. Our advertisers may use cookies to help customize ads. Please contact us with any question about our cookie use.

Summertime Foods
Corn on the Cob
Burgers on the Grill
Apple Pie


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2018 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.

BellaOnline Editor