The World According to Humphrey (Google eBook)

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Penguin, May 5, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 144 pages
36 Reviews
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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Review: The World According to Humphrey (According to Humphrey #1)

User Review  - Carole Jones - Goodreads

While I read this book for a different purpose than most (I am an aspiring children's writer with a love of animals and currently working on a cat-mouse series)I loved The World According to Humphrey ... Read full review

Review: The World According to Humphrey (According to Humphrey #1)

User Review  - Barb - Goodreads

This very cute children's book is written from the point of view of a hamster who is a classroom pet. It not only gives great instruction on hamster care without being dry and boring, but it also ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Betty G. Birney lives in Los Angeles, California. Her web site is full of fun Humphrey activities and information.

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