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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.
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.
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
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!
Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain
Includes bibliographical references (p. [495]-523).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Series -
Hank the Cowdog
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
A tale of true love and high adventure, pirates, princesses, giants, miracles, fencing, and a frightening assortment of wild beasts.
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."
Updated 10/02/2014