Days 170 - 174
I love the Amelia Bedelia series! Amelia Bedelia often misunderstands directions because she takes the meanings literally.
In one book, Mr. Rogers asks her to bring him an egg and toast. She promptly returns with a raw egg and toast. Mr. Rogers asks why the egg is raw. Amelia Bedelia says, "You didn't say a cooked egg."
The funny or not-so-funny thing is, Shayla is much like Amelia Bedelia. She takes everything literally. The slightest pun or play on words must be explained. She is very intelligent, but seems to lack common sense.
Needless to say, Shayla did not enjoy these books as much as I did. After I realized that she didn't understand why Amelia Bedelia did the things she did, I tried explaining the joke to her. She enjoyed it a little more after that step.
*Update: She enjoyed these more than I thought. She explained the stories to her dad and laughed and carried on. She said she loved them.
I went through her bookshelves and found some more to read :)
Reading: I read a pile of books to Shayla as she worked INDEPENDENTLY on her paper packet.