The World According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney

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The first book in the series about everyone's favorite classroom pet!

You can learn a lot about life by observing another species. That’s what Humphrey was told when he was first brought to Room 26. And boy, is it true! In addition to having FUN-FUN-FUN in class, each weekend this amazing hamster gets to sleep over with a different student, like Lower-Your-Voice-A.J. and Speak-Up-Sayeh. Soon Humphrey learns to read, write, and even shoot rubber bands (only in self-defense, of course). With lots of friends to help, adventures to enjoy, and a cage with a lock-that-doesn’t- lock, Humphrey's life is almost perfect. If only the teacher, Mrs. Brisbane, wasn’t out to get him!

Boys and girls can't help falling in love with Humphrey!
 

About Betty G. Birney

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Betty G. Birney lives in Los Angeles, California. Her web site is full of fun Humphrey activities and information.
 
Published May 5, 2005 by Puffin. 140 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Humphrey assists a shy student in finding her voice, the lonely janitor in finding love, and even Mrs. Brisbane comes to understand that “you can learn a lot about yourself by taking care of another species.” The story deftly avoids triteness while still feeling breezy and acknowledging deeply fe...

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I started reading this because the book (Coram Boy by Jamila Gavin), I was currently reading was too sad and now I am glad I started reading The World According to Humphrey because it is the first book of a series and is sure to be great.

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The World According To Humphrey is a wonderful book to read aloud to young kids. Told in first-perso...The most loveable guy in class is a hamster named Humphrey!

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BC Books

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The World According To Humphrey is a wonderful book to read aloud to young kids.

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Palatine Public Library

Humphrey, the resident hamster of Mrs. Brisbane's classroom at Longfellow Elementary School, learns that "one small hamster really can make a big difference" in the lives of the people around him.

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