Amelia Bedelia is 50 years old !
Amelia Bedelia , the wacky housekeeper who takes her instructions too literally, has been on the shelves of the beginning-reader-sections of libraries since 1963. Peggy Parish, who died in 1988, wrote the first books. In 1995 her nephew Herman started writing Amelia Bedelia books--the first was Good Driving Amelia Bedelia . In 2009, Herman Parish's first Amelia Bedelia picture books were published: Amelia Bedelia's First Day of School and Amelia Bedelia's First Valentine , which introduced readers to Amelia Bedelia as a little kid at school.