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The World According to Humphrey: Humphrey Series, Book 1
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Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group 2018
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IL: MG - BL: 4.2 - AR Pts: 4
Lexile measure:
670L
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Description
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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Street Date:
02/20/2018
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780525596639
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 4.2, 4 Points
Lexile measure:
670
Fountas & Pinnell:
Q
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APA Citation (style guide)

Betty G. Birney. (2018). The World According to Humphrey: Humphrey Series, Book 1. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Betty G. Birney. 2018. The World According to Humphrey: Humphrey Series, Book 1. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

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Betty G. Birney, The World According to Humphrey: Humphrey Series, Book 1. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2018.

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Betty G. Birney. The World According to Humphrey: Humphrey Series, Book 1. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2018.

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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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        ) captures his unique blend of innocence and earnestness from the start. Given the perky protagonist and chipper delivery, middle-grade readers are sure to savor this classroom caper. Ages 7-up.

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