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Speech Resources for Humorous Interpretation

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An Amelia Bedelia Celebration: Four Stories Tall
by Peggy Parish

Four previously published stories featuring the extremely literal-minded Amelia Bedelia, as well as related activities and recipes.

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Ella Enchanted
by Gail Carson Levine

In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.

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Homer Price
by Robert McCloskey

Six episodes in the life of Homer Price including one in which he and his pet skunk capture four bandits and another about a donut machine on the rampage

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How to Talk to Girls
by Alec Greven

The facts of life -- Crushes -- There's a girl for every boy -- How to get a girl's attention -- What to say to girls -- Compliments, flowers and other things -- Success!

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Innocents Abroad
by Mark Twain

Includes bibliographical references (p. [495]-523).

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Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy
by Barbara Park

Frustrated because the rules for her class's Pet Day will not let her take her dog to school, Junie B. Jones considers taking a raccoon, a worm, a dead fish, and other unusual replacements. Note: Many titles by this author adapt well for humorous interpretation.

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Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride
by Kate DiCamillo

Mr. Watson's usual Saturday drive in his Cadillac with his favorite pig, Mercy, turns into an adventure when an unexpected passenger shows up in the back seat and Mercy finds herself behind the wheel.Note: Many titles by this author adapt well for humorous interpretation.

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Seriously, Cinderella is So Annoying!: The Story of Cinderella as Told by the Wicked Stepmother
by Trisha Speed Shaskan

The classic tale of Cinderella is told by her stepmother, who was not really so wicked after all.

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The Case of the Double Bumblebee Sting
by John R. Erickson

Hank the cowdog suffers from a dreaded double bumblebee sting--or is it something much worse? Note: Many titles by this author adapt well for humorous interpretation.

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The princess bride : S. Morgenstern's classic tale of true love and high adventure
by William Goldman

A tale of true love and high adventure, pirates, princesses, giants, miracles, fencing, and a frightening assortment of wild beasts.

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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
by Jon Scieszka

Madcap revisions of familiar fairy tales.Note: Many titles by this author adapt well for humorous interpretation.