Bibliographic Information: Parish, H., & Avril, L. (2009). Amelia Bedelia’s first day of school. New York: Greenwillow Books.
Brief Annotation: The first day of school is always filled with many adventures, Amelia Bedelia’s first day of school is filled with adventures that can get her into some bit of trouble.
Grade Level: K-2
Readers who will like this: Children who like to read about the first days of school, children who like color and funny stories.
Rating/Response: 4- This is a good book with great illustrations that portray a fun school environment.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: What crazy things have you done on your first day of school?
Reading Strategy: First Days
Rationale for Strategy: Sometimes kids are very excited about beginning school, and this book shows how sometimes too much excitement can get them in trouble, it is a great way to introduce rules and safety in the classroom.
Posted by: Yesenia Corral