We were thrilled to find that Jill had chosen a book with an outdoor theme especially for us. And we love the silly, mixed-up, always confused Amelia Bedelia character. In Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping, of course Amelia misunderstands everything Mr. and Mrs. Rogers tell her, from pitching the tent into the bushes to catching a fish by jumping in the water and grabbing it.
Parish gave a brief history of Amelia Bedelia character created by his aunt, Peggy Parish. She was a teacher and knew what children liked to read. After graduating from the University of South Carolina with a degree in English she taught school in Oklahoma, Kentucky, and in New York City. Her first book, published in 1961, was followed by Let's Be Indians and in 1963 with her unforgettable Amelia Bedelia.