Peggy Parish was born and grew up in Manning, South Carolina. Before moving to New York City, she taught school in the Panhandle country and in coal-mining areas. Her first job in New York City was with the Girl Scouts, and she now teaches the third grade at the Dalton School in Manhattan. Miss Parish is the author of several other books for children, including the popular Let's Be Indians. Lynn Sweat has illustrated many Amelia Bedelia books, including Go West, Amelia Bedelia! He and his wife live in Connecticut.
The literal-minded maid returns, accompanying her employers on a camping trip. When Mr. Rogers tells Amelia that it's time to hit the road, she does, with a stick. PW remarked that Parish's Read-Alone volume would ``send kids into gales of laughter.'' (68)