Thursday, January 31, 2013

Herman Parish's AMELIA BEDELIA TALKS TURKEY

Over at the Greenwillow blog, there's a post about it being Amelia Bedelia's 50th birthday. Here's the tweet that sent me there:



For the most part, I love the word play in the Amelia Bedelia books. Obviously, kids do, too. But one of her books... Well, I wish that one of the things she did 'yesterday' was to pick up Amelia Bedelia Talks Turkey and give it a big heave-ho into the nearest garbage can, proclaiming loudly that she might get words mixed up sometime, but that she's no dummy and that she's sorry she had anything to do with the stereotypes of American Indians in Amelia Bedelia Talks Turkey. See what I mean?



Hey! Let's play with what we might have her say to the teacher. See the word bubble in the image below? What could we put in it?




1 comment:

Unknown said...

Actually, I think the empty speech bubble is what needs to be there: Even Amelia Bedelia is rendered speechless by the dearth of understanding and factual knowledge evident in the spectacle before her!