The World According to Humphrey

by Betty G. Birney, Betty G. Birney

Faber & Faber | November 20, 2008 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

The World According to Humphrey is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.

'The time had arrived to put my plan into action. I was in grave danger and I had no choice. I only had one weapon: a rubber band. It had taken me a long time to get it hooked around the edge of my food dish. Now I carefully pulled it back as far as I could, aiming directly at those big doggy nostrils.'

You can learn a lot about life by observing another species. That's what Humphrey was told when he was bought as a classroom pet for Room 26. And it's definitely true! In addition to his classroom escapades, each weekend he gets to sleep over with a different student like Stop-Giggling-Gail and Repeat-That-Please-Richie. Humphrey learns to read, write, shoot rubber bands and much more. With adventures galore, Humphrey's life would be absolutely perfect if only the teacher, Mrs Brisbane, wasn't out to get him . . .

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: November 20, 2008

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0571248160

ISBN - 13: 9780571248162

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute Story From an Observant Hamster The World According to Humphrey is a cute story of Humphrey the hamster who lives in room 26 at an elementary school. It is fun for kids to see the world from his point of view, and with quirky sense of humour. Humphrey is a curious hamster with some fun insights. He tries to help those around them and is always coming up with Plans. Though there is an overall story, each chapter is almost like its own vignette about Humphrey's life in school and the weekends where he goes home with the kids. This book will appeal to both boys and girls in about the grade 2-4 range, especially those who like animals.
Date published: 2012-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My son is obsessed I had bought a handful of books to read to my 5 year old son while camping. Of all the books this is the one that grabbed him the most. My son is about to start kindergarten and does not like anything with slightest hint of scary bits. So while this book suited his needs what I appreciate is the gentle lessons in understanding human emotions and interactions. I also like that it introduced him to the dynamics of school. The only slightly inconvenient side-effect is that there is now much talk about us buying a hamster.
Date published: 2011-07-21

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The World According to Humphrey

by Betty G. Birney, Betty G. Birney

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: November 20, 2008

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0571248160

ISBN - 13: 9780571248162

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'The time had arrived to put my plan into action. I was in grave danger and I had no choice. I only had one weapon: a rubber band. It had taken me a long time to get it hooked around the edge of my food dish. Now I carefully pulled it back as far as I could, aiming directly at those big doggy nostrils.'

You can learn a lot about life by observing another species. That's what Humphrey was told when he was bought as a classroom pet for Room 26. And it's definitely true! In addition to his classroom escapades, each weekend he gets to sleep over with a different student like Stop-Giggling-Gail and Repeat-That-Please-Richie. Humphrey learns to read, write, shoot rubber bands and much more. With adventures galore, Humphrey's life would be absolutely perfect if only the teacher, Mrs Brisbane, wasn't out to get him . . .

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