My kids absoloutely LOVED The Amelia Bedelia Stories, they just delighted in how ABSOLOUTELY STUPID she was, but also they liked the idea of how sweet she really was. It was that lovable F-up syndrome. I guess Spongebob is sort of the same way. Loveable idiots, naivety and whatnot. So cut to the chase…this is the way the book SHOULD be titled!!! Upon opening any new Amelia Bedelia book…that was always our wonder….”WHAT’S SHE GONNA FUCK UP NOW?” Of course the children did not say, “FUCK UP” they said, “mess up” or the like. You know…good kids….