This was the first book that I could read parts of all by myself! A magical moment! I ran to my mom, beat my little fists on her door, and shouted, "Mom! Come out! I can read!" Out she did come and she was so happy. Of course she wanted to see me read. I pointed to a word on one of the pages and announced, "That word right *there* is "said"!" I was five-years-old and happy beyond belief so Amelia and her hijinks are very dear to my heart.