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The World According To Humphrey ( Humphrey) (Reprint) (Paperback) by Betty G. Birney

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About the Book



With a fresh voice and an engaging, hamster's-eye view of school, families, and treats to hide in a cheek pouch, Birney's Humphrey will elicit laughter and demands for hamsters in every elementary classroom. Includes bonus material.



Book Synopsis



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!



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A likable hamster narrates this novel for newly independent readers....Birney succeeds in developing the animal's character without the narrative becoming too cute or contrived. Humphrey's views underscore the importance of knowing the full story before making judgments, and his presence makes a positive difference in the lives of the people he meets. All in all, a winning book that will appeal to children who like tales about animals, school life, and friendship.--School Library Journal

The story deftly avoids triteness while still feeling breezy and acknowledging deeply felt troubles, such as Mrs. Brisbane's husband's depression. The pet-care tips punctuating each chapter would benefit any youngster thinking about getting a hamster, but for everyone else, this read is simply good-good-good.--Kirkus Reviews



About The Author



Betty G. Birney has won many awards for writing for television, including an Emmy, three Humanitas Prizes, and a Writers Guild of America Award, and she won the Christopher Award for Friendship According to Humphrey. In addition to the Humphrey series, she is the author of The Seven Wonders of Sassafrass Springs and The Princess and the Peabody's. She grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, where her parents grew up as neighbors on Humphrey Street. Her website, bettybirney.com, is full of fun Humphrey activities and information.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.74 Inches (H) x 5.08 Inches (W) x .38 Inches (D)
Weight: .26 Pounds
Suggested Age: 9-12 Years
Number of Pages: 124
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Animals / Mice + Hamsters + Guinea Pigs + etc., School + Education
Series Title: Humphrey
Publisher: Puffin
Format: Paperback
Author: Betty G. Birney
Language: English
Street Date: May 5, 2005
TCIN: 12705375
UPC: 9780142403525
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-5075
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship dimensions: 8 inches length x 5.25 inches width x 0.5 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.26 pounds
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews
100% would recommend
1 recommendations

I LOVE IT

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
nat03 - 9 years ago
The Humphrey books are amazing! Cute little Humphrey alone in the world :(. THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!
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