Learn to read with young Amelia Bedelia Amelia Bedelia has been loved by readers for more than fifty years, and it turns out that her childhood is full of silly mix-ups, too When Amelia Bedelia's mother is having a "gray day," Amelia Bedelia knows just what to do to make it brighter. As soon as her mother leaves to go shopping, Amelia Bedelia gets to work on a huge, multicolored sidewalk chalk mural. She enlists her friends and neighbors to help do chalk drawings on her sidewalk, front walk, driveway, fence, and even on the trees and sides of their house. Chalk one up for Amelia Bedelia in this Level 1 I Can Read about teamwork and creativity. Just right for children learning to sound out words and sentences.