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The World According to Humphrey: Humphrey Series, Book 1
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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!

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Street Date:
05/05/2005
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781101100103
ASIN:
B002CMP93M
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 4.2, 4 Points
Lexile measure:
670
Fountas & Pinnell:
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APA Citation (style guide)

Betty G. Birney. (2005). The World According to Humphrey: Humphrey Series, Book 1. Penguin Young Readers Group.

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Betty G. Birney. 2005. The World According to Humphrey: Humphrey Series, Book 1. Penguin Young Readers Group.

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Betty G. Birney, The World According to Humphrey: Humphrey Series, Book 1. Penguin Young Readers Group, 2005.

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Betty G. Birney. The World According to Humphrey: Humphrey Series, Book 1. Penguin Young Readers Group, 2005. Web.

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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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      • content: bugsy - this book tell,s what it,s like living in a class room as a hamster. Humphrey is like a human he a can write spell and communicate through food. But he gets kinda jealous when the teacher brings in a frog. Will Humphrey go as far to escape his cage in get of room 378 or stay and be loved by his class mates read to find out,in the world according to Humphrey
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        January 19, 2004
        "You can learn a lot if you stop spinning and start listening." Such is the deep moral for this breezy, well-crafted first novel, narrated by a hamster purchased by a substitute teacher for a middle-school classroom. Humphrey's heart feels broken when the substitute's stint is up ("I'm never going to squeak to her again," he laments)—and it doesn't help that the regular teacher hates "rodents." But the class parents and the Most Important Person at Longfellow School (the principal) hatch a plan: a different student will take Humphrey home each weekend. "It's a wonderful way to teach the kids responsibility," enthuses one mother, but Humphrey has his own ideas, believing it is up to him to help solve "his" students' problems. This cheerful set-up leads to a succession of sweet-natured encounters. For example, a stay with "Speak-Up-Sayeh" prompts the shy girl, who worries that others will laugh at her accent, to get her family to finally attempt some English ("No wonder Sayeh got 100% on all her vocabulary tests," says Humphrey with comic naïveté when he hears them speaking a foreign language. "She and her family knew a lot more words than I did"). Humphrey's matter-of-fact, table-level view of the world is alternately silly and profound, and Birney (Tyrannosaurus Tex
        ) 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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