“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
I do not have one particular Amelia Bedelia book that I enjoy more than the other, but this series is definitely a series that mattered to me. My mom and dad would read out loud to me and my siblings every night before bed. We would take turns choosing which books we wanted them to read and most of those times, my brother and I would both choose an Amelia Bedelia book. Our household was always full of fun and laughter and I feel like Amelia Bedelia fit right in with my family’s personality. It was just like she was a member of the family with her goofy antics. Even before I understood the humor of these books, I would laugh every time my brother laughed pretending I would know why it was funny. My brother now has an 18 month daughter whose name is Amelia. The first book I bought her was an Amelia Bedelia book because I know these books will be special for her because of her name. I want her to be able to enjoy them as much as we did growing up.