Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Thank You, Amelia Bedelia (Amelia Bedelia, #2)” as Want to Read:
Thank You, Amelia Bedelia (Amelia Bedelia, #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Thank You, Amelia Bedelia

(Amelia Bedelia #2)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  4,795 ratings  ·  86 reviews
A classic Amelia Bedelia story is now an I Can Read Book, and in full color too! With new illustrations based on the original art of Fritz Siebel, this laugh-out-loud favorite comes to life as the lovable, literal-minded housekeeper strips the sheets, pares the vegetables, and makes a jelly roll for Great-Aunt Myra's visit. This new edition is sure to please every fan of A ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published August 6th 1993 by HarperCollins (first published 1964)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Thank You, Amelia Bedelia, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Thank You, Amelia Bedelia

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.17  · 
Rating details
 ·  4,795 ratings  ·  86 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Thank You, Amelia Bedelia (Amelia Bedelia, #2)
Sophia Triad
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children
Great-Aunt Myra will visit the Rogers and everything has to be perfect. Amelia Bedelia follows all the instructions literally and of course this is a disaster...until Great-Aunt Myra tries Amelia's dessert.

Amelia has definitely the wrong occupation. She should have been a pastry chef!
L. McCoy
Nov 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, comedy, borrowed
Art and story are cute. I didn’t like that in some ways this book definitely copies book one. I would have actually given it 3 stars except there’s an adorable puppy that follows Amelia around in this one and that little puppy deserves a star so I’m giving this book a 4-star rating!

Jun 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s, funny
Great-Aunt Myra will be visiting the Rogers and Amelia Bedelia has to get everything ready, from stringing beans (with a string), to separating eggs (each one far away from the other)!
Jan 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Beginning Readers / Children with a Bent Toward Literalism
Hilariously literal housemaid Amelia Bedelia returns in this second early-reader adventure, once again creating chaos as she interprets the instructions she is given in unexpected ways. With a visit from Great Aunt Myra in the offing, the Rogers household is thrown into something of a tizzy, and Mrs. Rogers asks Amelia Bedelia to do such things as strip the sheets, check Mr. Rogers' shirts, and remove the spots from her special pink dress. When the much-looked for guest finally arrives, the Roge ...more
Annalise Nakoneczny
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
Thank u Amelia Bedelia for my entire childhood
Apr 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Amelia Bedelia is still up to her antics and misunderstands everything.

This time it is during one of Mrs. Rogers great aunts visits.

She saves the day though with her great baking skills.

Luisa Knight
Between removing "spots" from a dress and "checking" the shirts, it's a wonder Amelia Bedelia stays employed. Good thing she makes scrumptious pies. I have always wanted to try one. I wonder if she has a recipe? Anyway, be prepared for another delightful smorgasbord of humorous antics!

Reading Level: 1st -3rd grades

Cleanliness: someone says "thank goodness" and "what in thunderation."
Amelia Bedelia is at it again, mixing things up.

This book does not disappoint, teaches new words and phrases, and is a timeless classic.
An Odd1
Feb 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Timeless values. Gratitude can sweeten tribulations to celebrations. Goodness can be contagious. People's feelings are more important than things that can be fixed and replaced.

In preparation for a visit by Great Aunt Myrna, house-keeper Amelia, pocketbook usually hooked inside elbow, follows instructions of Mrs Rogers to the letter, almost. Sheets stripped, dry-cleaned shirts "checked", pink dress "spots removed", roses "scattered", beans "strung", eggs "separated", vegetables -- pared? When j
Nov 04, 2016 rated it liked it
i used to read these books as a kid and i was so happy to come across one at a library sale. i had forgotten just how adorable they are.

amelia bedelia, for anyone who doesn't know, is a maid who works for mr. and mrs. rogers and basically any request that they make of her, she finds a way to get it mixed up. she is very literal.

mrs. rogers told her to separate three eggs and she took three eggs out of the carton and put each one in random places around the kitchen, hoping they were far enough
Matthew Hunter
Aug 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Funny in all the same ways as Amelia Bedelia. It's all about misunderstanding and nuance. I loved helping our kids grasp the nuance during our read along. ...more
Nate's Reviews
Aug 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Amelia Bedilia is told to do very specific things around the house for Mr. and Mrs. Rogers. They want to make sure that their great aunt can feel at home. Amelia Bedilia takes things VERY literally and decides to mess everything up. Luckily for her, the great aunt loves the mistakes!

This Amelia Bedilia book started off harmless enough, but throughout, my mind changed really fast. I think that the premise is good, but they could've done something better. The writing is very choppy
Liz Morris
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank You, Amelia Bedelia is quite a funny read. Great-Aunt Myra is coming visiting the Rogers' and everything must be perfect upon her arrival. Mrs. Rogers gives Amelia a number of seemingly simple tasks to complete. However, Amelia has a tendency to get things a bit mixed up. Amelia and her silly mistakes are sure to keep readers laughing and on their toes. The pictures in the book seem to be done with some sort of watercolor. The images are very deep in pigment and really help bring each page ...more
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
My children love these little books. They thoroughly enjoy each and every story, as if they are all unique and individual without any cause for similarity among them. Even though sometimes, they might seem tedious and repetitive to me as a parent, I do enjoy being able to read short-stories to my children that are clean and respective.
Carly Bontrager
Nov 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Realistic fiction
K-3rd grade
These Amelia Bedelia books always make me laugh. These books are fun, but also get your brain thinking on how Amelia is going to switch things up. This would be a great book to read on opposite day!
Memory Toast
Aug 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Not my favorite, nor my elast favorite in the series. A usual series of puns and misunderstandings and delicious baked goods.
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
i liket this book becuase i like the cericters
Jacquelyn Thompson
My most favorite childhood book.
Dec 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love using this to teach children about figurative language
Kt Roth
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
2.5 confident reader, read for comprehension
James Biser
Apr 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
This is another funny story about Amelia Bedelia confusing the meaning of common phrases. Thank goodness she is such a fine cook of deserts that everyone looks past her mistakes.
Jennifer Mitchell-Shirley
What a wonderful character! Must read for elementary age children!
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was ok
I thought it was okay but not as great as the first.
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Personal Response:
The English language can be quite confusing. Peggy Parish shows this clearly in “Thank You Amelia Bedelia.” I read this book to my neighbor, a three year old girl, and she could not stop laughing at the book. I give this book a five star rating because I found it funny and easy for kids to comprehend to help interest them into reading at a young age.

People often need help to prepare for the arrival of special guests, an Mrs. Rodgers has Amelia Bedelia for those tasks. Mr
Lauren Fogg
Mar 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: popular-series
Parish's series of Amelia Bedelia stories may not be so popular now, but I really enjoyed reading these stories as a child. Amelia is a house made who takes what her employers ask her to do, by it's literal meaning. In Thank You, Amelia Bedelia, her employer's great aunt is coming to visit and she must prepare her home for company. Amelia is asked to strip the sheets on the bed in the guest bedroom. Amelia rips each sheet into strips. This story becomes even more hysterical when her employer ask ...more
Rosa Cline
Jan 23, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: kids, 2019, 2016, 2014
Amelia Bedelia is a maid that comes to the Rogers house. She gets everything opposite of what Mrs. Rogers tells her to do. To dress the chicken, she gets material and makes clothes for the chicken. Putting the lights out, instead of turning the lights off she unscrews the light bulbs and hangs them out to air out on the clothes line. In this book Great Aunt Myra is coming for a visit and the Rogers are all uptight to help make Aunt Myra comfortable. Even with all the funny things Amelia Bedelia ...more
Mar 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Amelia Bedelia is always getting things mixed up. Mrs. Rogers has a special guest coming to visit and needs Amelia to do several chores around the house. Amelia is getting everything ready for Mrs. Rogers Great-Aunt Myra who has never visited because she doesn't feel at home anywhere, but home. Amelia scatters flowers about the living room, cuts the spots out of Mrs. Rogers polka-dotted dress, and literally strips the sheets of the bed into shreds. And although Amelia takes everything literally ...more
Alexandria Hiam
Mar 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Amelia Bedelia is always getting things mixed up. Mrs. Rogers has a special guest coming to visit and needs Amelia to do several chores around the house. Amelia is getting everything ready for Mrs. Rogers Great-Aunt Myra who has never visited because she doesn't feel at home anywhere, but home. Amelia scatters flowers about the living room, cuts the spots out of Mrs. Rogers polka-dotted dress, and literally strips the sheets of the bed into shreds. And although Amelia takes everything literally ...more
I can remember reading the Amelia Bedelia stories in grade school, and all I have to say is I still think she is funny. This series about a maid who takes everything literally, but you kind of feel sorry for her because you know that she always have the best of intentions. The illustrations tell a story all their own. As Amelia is receiving her assignments she always has the sincere face, and as she is completely ruining things she appears ecstatic. In Thank you, Amelia Bedelia Mrs. Rogers great ...more
Jun 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Amelia Bedelia wants to help Mrs. Rogers make everything perfect for Great Aunt Myra's visit. But, as usual she gets the directions all messed up. Mrs. Rogers asked her to strip the sheets from the bed in the guest room. Amelia took the sheets off and tore them into strips. Mrs. Rogers asked her to check Mr. Rogers shirts from the cleaners. Amelia painted them checkered. Mrs. Rogers asked Amelia to string the beans. So, Amelia took the beans and put them on a string. It still worked out though, ...more
« previous 1 3 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
I think Amelia Bedelia is so crazy! 1 2 Aug 06, 2011 08:24AM  

Readers also enjoyed

  • Days with Frog and Toad (Frog and Toad, #4)
  • My Friend is Sad (Elephant & Piggie, #2)
  • The Berenstain Bears and Too Much TV
  • Frog and Toad Together (Frog and Toad, #2)
  • Harry and the Lady Next Door
  • Little Bear's Visit (Little Bear, #4)
  • Biscuit's New Trick
  • Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months
  • Best Friends for Frances
  • The Magic School Bus at the Waterworks
  • The Berenstain Bears' New Baby
  • Lost in the Solar System (The Magic School Bus, #4)
  • On the Ocean Floor  (The Magic School Bus, #5)
  • Are You My Mother?
  • Waiting is Not Easy! (Elephant & Piggie, #22)
  • Green Eggs and Ham
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  • Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Farm (Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, #3)
See similar books…
Peggy Parish was the author of the children's story series Amelia Bedelia. The series was continued, after her sudden death from an aneurysm, by her nephew Herman Parish. Peggy attended the University of South Carolina and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

Herman honored Peggy's life in his book, Good Driving, Amelia Bedelia, by writing in its dedication: "For Peggy Parish, the real Am

Other books in the series

Amelia Bedelia (1 - 10 of 20 books)
  • Amelia Bedelia  (Amelia Bedelia, #1)
  • Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise Shower (Amelia Bedelia, #3)
  • Come Back, Amelia Bedelia (Amelia Bedelia, #4)
  • Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia
  • Good Work, Amelia Bedelia
  • Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia
  • Amelia Bedelia Helps Out
  • Amelia Bedelia and the Baby
  • Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping
  • Merry Christmas, Amelia Bedelia

News & Interviews

Are you having a difficult time reading these days? If so, you're not alone. Since the pandemic began, I've found it harder to concentrate on...
26 likes · 4 comments