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The World According to Humphrey | [Betty Birney]

The World According to Humphrey

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 his classroom escapades, 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). Humphrey has friends, adventures, and a cage with a lock that doesn't lock.
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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 his classroom escapades, 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). Humphrey has friends, adventures, and a cage with a lock that doesn't lock.

©2004 Betty G. Birney; (P)2008 Penguin

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    Brie McQueeney, TX, USA 02-24-09
    Brie McQueeney, TX, USA 02-24-09
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    "My kids love Humphrey!"

    Very well read. I got all the Humphrey books for my daughter when she got a hamster for her birthday. She and my son listened to all of the books in the series over and over and over. Even after the hamster died, they still loved the Humphrey books.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dana Midland Park, NJ, USA 05-27-08
    Dana Midland Park, NJ, USA 05-27-08 Member Since 2008
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    "A lot of fun!"

    This was a great story for my 9 yr old hamster loving son. The narrator did an excellent job of bringing the story to life. We will definitely be getting more by this author and narrator.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    MummyCooke USA 09-29-10
    MummyCooke USA 09-29-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Squeak Up!"

    Humphrey is a fun loving hamster who seems to be capable of helping all the people he comes into contact with. The stories kept us laughing and guessing through this whole book. The voice Hal Hollings uses is quite squeaky for Humphrey and, while some may find it unnerving, we quite enjoyed it. My children can't wait to listen to the next one in this series!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Alaina TIOGA, PA, United States 02-11-13
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    "Very good book!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The World According to Humphrey to be better than the print version?

    Yes, I would consider the audio edition better than the print version. It was very entertaining. My 8 year old son loved the book. Loved it everytime Hunphrey did his happy happy happy. I would definitely recommend it for kids of all ages.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The quiet little girl was out favorite character.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Happy, Happy, Happy!


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