Amelia Bedelia is a domestic helper who interprets language rather literally much to the initial chagrin of her employers.
She, then, proceeds to show me how each page of our vintage copy differs from the more modern version in her classroom, right down to the period and the colour differences of objects depicted in the story’s rooms.
In the end, the owners of the house decide that Amelia Bedelia should remain in their employ and they adapt to her language difficulty.
Does Amelia Bedelia have autism? I don’t know, but Frances, who does not laugh throughout the reading, believes she does.