Herman Parish was in the fourth grade when his aunt, Peggy Parish, wrote the first book about Amelia Bedelia. The author lives in Princeton, New Jersey. Lynne Avril has illustrated all the stories about young Amelia Bedelia. The artist lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
Praise for Amelia Bedelia's First Day of School: "Amelia Bedelia wears her new picture-book format well ... [it] works beautifully as a new way to encounter the gaffe-prone gal." -- Publishers Weekly