By Herman Parish, Lynne Avril (illustrator)
Greenwillow Books, $16.99, 32 pages
Amelia Bedelia’s First Vote is about a little girl, Amelia Bedelia, who always loves to go to school and have adventures. She is very kind, but she understands words differently than what people mean and that’s what makes her funny. My dad says that she takes things literally — although taking things is wrong. She learns about different things at school including elections. One day she runs into Mr. K, the principal of the school, and he decides to let the students vote on the rules of the school. Some of the voting choices are ice cream sandwiches for lunch, growing berries in the school garden, or homework free Wednesdays. The vote ends up in a tie until a letter appears with a final vote.
I like this book because it’s a nice book about kids and about how voting works. It’s also funny how Amelia understands or doesn’t understand what people mean. I also like the pictures. This book would be good for a girl or boy. I think kids 5 years old and older would enjoy it.
Reviewed Hannah, Age 6