History Literature / AmeliaBedelia

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* CoversAlwaysLie: ''Merry Christmas, Amelia Bedelia'' shows her in a traditional-looking Christmas setting. In the book proper, she stuffs stockings with turkey stuffing, and decorates the tree with such unconventional ornaments as colored balls from a sporting goods store. [[spoiler:Even when she meets Santa Claus at the end, he just seems like Mr. Rogers in a Santa suit.]]

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* CoversAlwaysLie: ''Merry Christmas, Amelia Bedelia'' shows her in a traditional-looking Christmas setting.setting, complete with Santa Claus peeking in the window. In the book proper, she stuffs stockings with turkey stuffing, and decorates the tree with such unconventional ornaments as colored balls from a sporting goods store. [[spoiler:Even when she meets Santa Claus at the end, he just seems like Mr. Rogers in a Santa suit.]]
20th Dec '17 4:22:29 AM dsneybuf
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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Most of the humor comes from Amelia Bedelia committing this, even when someone tries to correct her.


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* CoversAlwaysLie: ''Merry Christmas, Amelia Bedelia'' shows her in a traditional-looking Christmas setting. In the book proper, she stuffs stockings with turkey stuffing, and decorates the tree with such unconventional ornaments as colored balls from a sporting goods store. [[spoiler:Even when she meets Santa Claus at the end, he just seems like Mr. Rogers in a Santa suit.]]
6th Dec '17 7:41:05 PM dsneybuf
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* EverybodyLaughsEnding: ''Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise Shower'' has everyone spending the last few pages in laughter, pausing only for tea and cupcakes.
1st Dec '17 9:48:50 PM dsneybuf
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* AesopAmnesia: The first book states that after Mr. and Mrs. Rogers decided to keep Amelia Bedelia as their maid, Mrs. Rogers learned to word her commands in a manner that Amelia Bedelia could understand. Come the second book, Mrs. Rogers asks her to perform such tasks as stripping bedsheets and removing spots from a dress. Then again, the first story didn't say exactly how long it took Mrs. Rogers to grasp Amelia Bedelia's way of understanding others.

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* AesopAmnesia: The first book states that after Mr. and Mrs. Rogers decided to keep Amelia Bedelia as their maid, Mrs. Rogers learned to word her commands in a manner that Amelia Bedelia could understand. Come the second book, Mrs. Rogers asks her to perform such tasks as stripping bedsheets and removing spots from a dress. [[note]]Cue Amelia Bedelia presenting her some torn bedsheets, and a dress full of holes.[[/note]] Then again, the first story didn't say exactly how long it took Mrs. Rogers to grasp Amelia Bedelia's way of understanding others.
30th Nov '17 12:22:29 PM dsneybuf
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* BrickJoke: After Amelia Bedelia "completes" a command, it usually takes several more pages before someone reacts to the results.
28th Nov '17 8:00:46 AM dsneybuf
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* {{Calvinball}}: When Amelia Bedelia becomes a substitute teacher, some math problems she reads describe the students taking each other's apples. After they admit that they didn't bring any apples to school, she brings the kids to the Rogers' house, gives one team some apples, and tells the other team to try and take them. Since she only read one of the math problems aloud before starting this game, the takers grab as many apples as they can find, while the other team uses any means necessary to solve the "problem" of losing them.

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* {{Calvinball}}: When Amelia Bedelia becomes a substitute teacher, some math problems she reads describe the students taking each other's apples. After they admit that they didn't bring any apples to school, she brings the kids to the Rogers' Rogerses' house, gives one team some apples, and tells the other team to try and take them. Since she only read one of the math problems aloud before starting this game, the takers grab as many apples as they can find, while the other team uses any means necessary to solve the "problem" of losing them.
28th Nov '17 7:59:56 AM dsneybuf
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* AesopAmnesia: The first book states that after Mr. and Mrs. Rogers decided to keep Amelia Bedelia as their maid, Mrs. Rogers learned to word her commands in a manner that Amelia Bedelia could understand. Come the second book, Mrs. Rogers asks her to perform such tasks as stripping bedsheets and removing spots from a dress. Then again, the first story didn't say exactly how long it took Mrs. Rogers to grasp Amelia Bedelia's way of understanding others.



* {{Calvinball}}: When Amelia Bedelia becomes a substitute teacher, some math problems she reads describe the students taking each other's apples. After they admit that they didn't bring any apples to school, she brings the kids to her bosses' house, gives one team some apples, and tells the other team to try and take them. Since she only read one of the math problems aloud before starting this game, the takers grab as many apples as they can find, while the other team uses any means necessary to solve the "problem" of losing them.

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* {{Calvinball}}: When Amelia Bedelia becomes a substitute teacher, some math problems she reads describe the students taking each other's apples. After they admit that they didn't bring any apples to school, she brings the kids to her bosses' the Rogers' house, gives one team some apples, and tells the other team to try and take them. Since she only read one of the math problems aloud before starting this game, the takers grab as many apples as they can find, while the other team uses any means necessary to solve the "problem" of losing them.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Readers accustomed to Lynn Sweat's character designs (seen in almost all of the books written since 1976) might find it jarring to read a book illustrated by one of his predecessors, especially if it shows Amelia Bedelia with no stockings and/or Mr. and Mrs. Rogers (her bosses) with gray hair instead of brown. The first book also portrays Mr. and Mrs. Rogers as a wealthy couple with a mansion, while later books inexplicably relocate them to the suburbs.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Readers accustomed to Lynn Sweat's character designs (seen in almost all of the books written since 1976) might find it jarring to read a book illustrated by one of his predecessors, especially if it shows Amelia Bedelia with no stockings and/or Mr. and Mrs. Rogers (her bosses) with gray hair instead of brown. The first book also portrays Mr. and Mrs. Rogers as a wealthy couple with a mansion, while later books inexplicably relocate them to the suburbs.
30th Jun '17 12:16:30 PM JMQwilleran
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* BlackComedy: In the Young Amelia Bedelia chapter book ''Amelia Bedelia Makes a Splash'', Amelia Bedelia meets a woman who attended summer camp with her mother named Mrs. Evans, who is a widow. Unfortunately, she and the other characters make the mistake of referring to her husband being dead using [[NeverSayDie only euphemisms]]. Amelia Bedelia variously hears "I wish my husband, Harold, was here," "my late husband... really ''late''," "her husband expired," "is no longer with us. He has departed" and "I lost him more than twenty years ago." Finally, Mrs. Evans asks her "Do you understand my husband died?" and a rather embarrassed Amelia Bedelia says that she's sorry and has to leave the room for a moment.

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* BlackComedy: In the Young Amelia Bedelia chapter book ''Amelia Bedelia Makes a Splash'', Amelia Bedelia meets a woman who attended summer camp with her mother named Mrs. Evans, who is a widow. Unfortunately, she and the other characters make the mistake of referring to her husband being dead using [[NeverSayDie only euphemisms]]. Amelia Bedelia variously hears "I wish my husband, Harold, was here," "my late husband... really ''late''," "her husband expired," "is no longer with us. He has departed" and "I lost him more than twenty years ago." Amelia Bedelia, not properly following any of this, at one point tries to order a spaghetti dinner for her husband, who she thinks is literally just "late." Finally, Mrs. Evans asks her "Do you understand my husband died?" and a rather embarrassed Amelia Bedelia says that she's sorry and has to leave the room for a moment.moment, and also cancel the spaghetti dinner.
30th Jun '17 12:12:58 PM JMQwilleran
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* BlackComedy: In the Young Amelia Bedelia chapter book ''Amelia Bedelia Makes a Splash'', Amelia Bedelia meets a woman who attended summer camp with her mother named Mrs. Evans, who is a widow. Unfortunately, she and the other characters make the mistake of referring to her husband being dead using [[NeverSayDie only euphemisms]]. Amelia Bedelia variously hears "I wish my husband, Harold, was here," "my late husband... really ''late''," "her husband expired," "is no longer with us. He has departed" and "I lost him more than twenty years ago." Finally, Mrs. Evans asks her "Do you understand my husband died?" and a rather embarrassed Amelia Bedelia says that she's sorry and has to leave the room for a moment.



* FriendlyTickleTorture: Amelia and her parents engage in this in ''Amelia Bedelia Road Trip!''

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Amelia and her parents engage in this in the Young Amelia Bedelia chapter book ''Amelia Bedelia Road Trip!''Trip!''
** Towards the end of another Young Amelia Bedelia chapter book, ''Amelia Bedelia Makes a Splash'', her new friends at summer camp do this to her, and it only gets worse when her father tells them that she's ticklish on her neck and her mother suggests doing it behind her ears. Then, when she shouts for "mercy," a girl named Annette claims that she's been teaching her French and what she's really saying is "''merci''," which is French for "Thank you."
29th Jun '17 5:39:09 PM JMQwilleran
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* Amelia Bedelia Makes a Splash (2017, chapter book)


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* TalkingInYourSleep: In the Young Amelia Bedelia book ''Amelia Bedelia Makes a Splash'', Amelia Bedelia is alone on a bus to a summer camp she doesn't really want to go when she is joined by a girl named Alice who has just been picked up by the bus. Alice is very amicable and they quickly strike up a conversation, though Alice does most of the talking. Eventually Amelia Bedelia falls asleep not out of boredom but simply exhaustion because among other things she's tired from crying. When she wakes up, after sleeping for four hours, Alice asks if she knows that she talks in her sleep. Whatever Amelia Bedelia was saying must have been pretty specific because Alice asks "Who's Finally?" which is the name of Amelia Bedelia's dog, but she couldn't have known that "Finally" was a "who" and not a "what" simply from hearing the name.
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